NCAA Week 12: NBC’s Notre Dame Finale Earns Season-Low Overnight


NBC capped off a strong season of Notre Dame coverage with a season-low Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s Wake Forest/Notre Dame college football game drew a 1.7 overnight rating on NBC, according to USA Today — down a tick from the network’s seventh Notre Dame telecast last year, against Boston College (1.8), and flat compared to the seventh telecast in 2010, against Utah (1.7).

The 1.7 overnight is the lowest of the season for Notre Dame on NBC. The previous low was a 2.1 for the home opener against Purdue.

In addition, Saturday’s game was just the second of the season on NBC to have a decline in overnights compared to last year.

No doubt contributing to the low numbers was the uncompetitive nature of the game (Notre Dame won 38-0) and the low-profile of the opponent.

(Saturday’s overnight from USA Today)