Did you watch as the Louisiana State University Tigers beat the University of Alabama Crimson Tide over the weekend? If so, how did you watch it? According to a press release from CBS Interactive, a huge number of people watched the game through digital platforms. In fact, the LSU/Alabama game is believed to hold the record for the largest number of fans to watch a football game via the web and iOS devices.
A whopping 214,560 viewers watched LSU beat Alabama through digital platforms—171,648 watched the game on CBSSports.com and 42,912 watched via CBS Sports mobile on iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch). Senior VP and General Manager of CBSSports.com says, “CBSSports.com continues to set the pace in terms of streaming major sports events on multiple platforms. Extending the audience by nearly a quarter of a million views during primetime on a Saturday night is quite an accomplishment and the perfect compliment to the CBS Sports broadcast.”
According to the press release, “the game earned the second-highest rating for a regular-season college football game (excluding bowl games) on CBS in the metered markets since September 1987 (as far back as CBS records go).” The first-highest ratings go to the Notre Dame vs. Miami game on November 25, 1989.
These days more and more people are getting their fix of everything from popular TV series to sports on the web. Have you watched sports online or via mobile devices?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.