For the second consecutive week, the Colorado Buffaloes played in the most-watched game of the season.
This time, however, the Buffaloes were not able to take home a win on the field. More than 10M people tuned in to watch Colorado take on Oregon, which ultimately won 41-6. Colorado has now played in four of the top seven most-watched CFB matchups this season.
Unlike last week, when the Colorado-Colorado State game blew past all other CFB matchups in terms of viewers, the Colorado-Oregon game had some competition. Ohio State’s 17-14 victory over Notre Dame came in a close second with 9.98M people watching that game later Saturday. In third place was FSU-Clemson with about 6.7M viewers for that Saturday 12 p.m. ET game on ABC.
A loss for Colorado this week may not necessarily translate to a decline in viewers next week. The Buffaloes take on No. 8 USC on September 30, and they will certainly be hungry to take back the narrative they’d crafted in their first two games of the season.
After the game, head coach Deion Sanders acknowledged the loss as a “good old fashioned butt kicking,” but he also told reporters that he and the team would figure out their weaknesses and go into the next game with their eye on the prize.