The Temple Notre Dame Game Set Record TV Ratings
Temple University tried their best to upset the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Saturday night. The Owls wound up losing to the Irish by a score of 24-20 after briefly taking the lead 20-17 late in the game.
The team -- and university did come away as winners, though.
The game set a Temple attendance record at 69,280 that was mostly made up of fans wearing cherry and white.
The game also set television ratings for ABC in the Philadelphia market.
The first-ever match-up between two nationally-ranked FBS teams in Philadelphia earned an 18.1 overnight rating nationally, which translates to approximately 528,000 households. Nationally, the contest garnered a 3.9 overnight rating (approx. 4,419,000 households), which was the highest-rated college football game across all networks for week 9.
Additionally, the 3.9 overnight represents a 26% increase over Saturday Night Football in week 9 of 2014, which featured Ohio State at Penn State.
The Owls travel to Dallas on Friday to take on SMU in AAC play.