Texas A&M upset then-No. 1 Alabama, 41-38, last Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. It turns out that a lot of people ended up watching this game on TV, besides the massive crowd in person. CBS Sports announced that the college football game was the most watched television program on Saturday on all networks. He released a statement with viewership, which reached record highs for CBS and via the Paramount + streaming network.
“CBS Sports’ presentation of Texas A & M’s shocked victory over Alabama is the most watched TV show of the day on any network,” the statement said. âThe game peaked for a dramatic finish with 12.263 million viewers (11:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. ET) and an average of 8.334 million viewers. Birmingham led the measured markets with an HH rating / share of 48./68. Paramount + marked its second-most broadcast regular-season college football game to date. â
Not only was it a huge upheaval since Texas A&M was unranked at the time, it was the first time that a former Nick saban the assistant defeated the Alabama head coach head-to-head. Jimbo Fisher also made history and he responded by being the first in 25 tries.
“It doesn’t mean anything to me” Fisher said after the game via Gigem247. âI don’t mean that out of disrespect.â Nick is a hell of a football coach. I’ve known Nick for years. I consider him a great friend. Coached with him, have a lot of respect for him. He has great teams. What matters to me is that our football team learns to play against other good football teams and to be successful. This is the important thing for me. It was inevitable. Someone was going to do it in time. Hey, that was us. It’s awesome. But it doesn’t mean anything to me because it’s not a goal I’m trying to talk about or achieve. I want our organization, our program to work well. It’s the only thing that matters to me. “
Seth Small’s 28-yard field goal as time passed sent the sold-out crowd at Kyle Field into a frenzy as the students rushed onto the field and soon covered the pitch in jubilation. Texas A&M threw a wrench into the college football playoff race and left Crimson Tide’s margin of error at zero the rest of the way in Alabama’s repeat quest.
The tie-breaker before field placement came on a near-end pass attempt from Texas A&M Jalen wydermyer, who was hampered inside the 15-yard line. Fisher said giving him a chance was intentional since the Aggies knew the Crimson Tide was bringing the blitz.
âHe did the right read going where we wanted to in the game,â said Fisher. “They had to do it. That was the name of the game. You have to get the other team out of reach and not let them have it.”
Brad Crawford contributed to this report.