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FOOTBALL THROWN FOR A LOSS ON SATURDAY

November 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes not even football can lure viewers to their TV sets on Saturday night. ABC’s college football telecast of the Notre Dame/Boston College game attracted just 5.25 million viewers on Saturday. That was down a whopping 39 percent from the 8.7 million who tuned in to the network’s coverage of the Oregon/Stanford game on the comparable Saturday night a year ago. Sunday night NFL football remained a huge draw the following night, however, with the Houston Texans/Chicago Bears game averaging 18.7 million viewers. Earlier, an overrun of NFL football on Fox drew nearly 20 million viewers.