clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Saturday’s Texas-OU game was the most-watched Red River Showdown since 2011

New, 5 comments

Viewership increased 55 percent over last season.

TCU v Texas Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

When freshman kicker Cameron Dicker helped the No. 19 Texas Longhorns squeak past the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday in the Red River Showdown, 48-45, thanks to a game-winning field goal, the game drew more than 5.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Not only was it the most-watched game between the two rivals at the Cotton Bowl since 2011, it was the most-watched college football game on Saturday and the most-watched college football game on FOX Sports this season. Viewership climbed 55 percent over last season’s game.

The Golden Hat belongs to Texas. This t-shirt can belong to you. The victory will live forever.