The nation is taking notice of the Wisconsin Badgers.
ESPN released the numbers for the top eight most-watched college football games through seven weeks this season, and Wisconsin has been involved in three of them – the most of any team.
The Badgers most recent game, an overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State in primetime, drew 8,964,000 viewers, the third-most of any college game so far this season. The Badgers were also involved in the seventh and eight most-watched games, drawing 7,832,000 viewers in their season opener against LSU and 6,851,000 against Michigan, respectively.
College Football: ABC & ESPN have televised the four most watched games of the season across all networks and seven of the top eight. pic.twitter.com/Xj6rwUvJRv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 18, 2016
Wisconsin has played in three of the eight most-watched college football games this season.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 18, 2016
The Notre Dame-Texas game on the Sunday of college football’s opening weekend is the only game so far this season to draw more than 10,000,000 viewers. But we have a feeling Ohio State and Michigan could top that in late November if they’re still both undefeated going into that matchup.