ABC’s coverage of the Notre Dame/Texas college football match-up on Sunday averaged 9.8 million total viewers and a 2.9 demo rating, easily topping the night on both counts.
Opening ABC’s night, a Fall Preview special did 6 mil and a 1.6.
Over on CBS, Big Brother (5.3 mil/1.3) dropped 22 and 38 percent week-to-week. tying its demo low for this cycle on any night. The yet-to-be-renewed BrainDead (2.3 mil/0.3) however held steady.
NBC’s coverage of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race did 4.3 mil and a 0.8.
Next Sunday, NBC Sunday Night Football premieres and BrainDead wraps its freshman run.