Colorado’s loss to USC was the most-watched game of Week 5

Colorado was as soon as once more the highest tv draw throughout Week 5.

The Buffaloes’ 48-41 loss to No. 8 USC drew over 7.2 million viewers on Saturday and was the most-watched recreation of the weekend in line with Sports activities Media Watch.

Whereas Colorado continues to be school soccer’s most-watched workforce, the viewers was an indication that viewers have gotten much less enchanted with the Buffaloes. USC’s win was the least-watched Colorado recreation of the season. That’s barely shocking; the sport featured one of the crucial prestigious packages visiting Boulder and the defending Heisman winner and most recognizable participant in school soccer in Trojans QB Caleb Williams.

Essentially the most-watched Colorado recreation got here in Week 4 as over 10 million individuals watched the Buffaloes get blown out by Oregon. Colorado appeared on observe for an additional blowout loss at halftime of the USC recreation, however fought again from a 34-7 halftime deficit to be in place to get better an onside kick with lower than two minutes to go for an opportunity to tie or take the lead.

The decrease viewership quantity additionally corresponds with the betting curiosity within the recreation. Colorado video games had been getting extra motion than NFL video games in current weeks. That wasn’t the case final weekend and wasn’t even the most-bet school soccer recreation. Oregon State’s win over Utah obtained extra bets in opposition to the unfold than Colorado’s recreation vs. USC.

The No. 2 recreation of Week 5 was Georgia’s 27-20 win at Auburn whereas Notre Dame’s last-minute win over Duke drew a median viewers of over 5.3 million viewers.

It’s additionally a lock that Colorado’s recreation in Week 6 will simply be the least-watched Buffaloes’ recreation of the season. And the sport received’t come near having 7 million viewers. Colorado’s matchup at Arizona State is being televised on the Pac-12 Community, a channel that infamously has been unable to get widespread distribution all through america. Until you’re in one of many fortunate few households with entry to the Pac-12 Community, you received’t be capable to watch the sport.

USC beat Colorado 48-41 on Saturday. (Photograph by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Submit through Getty Photos) (RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Submit through Getty Photos through Getty Photos)

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