The Florida Gators’ 42-28 loss at LSU was ESPN’s most-watched college football game in almost two years, the network announced Tuesday.
The top-10 showdown of undefeated teams averaged more than 6.4 million viewers. That puts it in the top five of ESPN’s October college football games since 1994.
Tampa-St. Petersburg was ESPN’s No. 7 market with a 10.0 rating. For context, that’s comparable to what the Lightning drew locally during the 2018 Eastern Conference Final.