From a television perspective, not all college football games are created equal. A handful of contests each year deliver ratings that outshine the rest, and it’s usually not that hard to predict which teams will be involved.
When the Ohio State Buckeyes step onto the field, you can be sure millions of college football fans across America will watch one of the sport’s most legendary powerhouses compete. Three games involving Ohio State in the 2021 regular season were among the top 10 most-watched games, and there is no sign that this trend will change anytime soon.
Of course, large and passionate college fan bases extend far beyond the confines of Columbus, Ohio. The Alabama Crimson Tide also consistently dominates television ratings, which should come as no surprise given that the Crimson Tide has won six national titles dating back to the 2009 season, which is by far the most all teams in this sequence.
Let’s also not forget schools like Michigan and Notre Dame. If you are looking for rating behemoths, there are several schools to choose from. But which schools attracted viewers the best this fall?
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Below is an overview of the 10 most watched games of the 2021 regular season. The list below does not include conference championship matches.