How Many People Watch College Football Live on Average?

More than 15 million people watch college football live on network television on average. This number covers viewership on CBS, ABC, Fox, NBC, ESPN, and FS1. Viewers also watch college football games through streaming services on connected TVs and phones and tablets, and through live attendance.

The most-watched game of the 2016-2017 season was the game between Alabama and Auburn on Nov. 25, which was watched by 13.657 million people. The game between Georgia and Auburn on Dec. 2 was the second most watched game of the 2016-2017 season, with a viewership of 13.466 million people. The 655 NCAA football teams all together draw crowds of up to 50 million fans at games. The Southeastern Conference division always leads the nation in average attendance year after year. Over 77,000 fans attend each SEC game throughout the season.