Notre Dame and Michigan, two of the most storied programs in the history of college football, met Saturday night under the lights in Ann Arbor. The game was close into the 4th quarter. Halftime featured a buzzy social media moment when Eminem joined Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger in the booth.
ESPN relentlessly hyped the game all week. It was the only college football game of note on Saturday night.
And somehow, more people watched Duck Dynasty last week than Notre Dame-Michigan, according to TV by Numbers. To be fair, Duck Dynasty – we’ll get to the show in a moment – aired on Wednesday night on A&E and was only a half hour. It was the most-watched show on cable last week with 10.4 million viewers.
Notre Dame-Michigan was the second most-watched show on cable last week with 8.6 million viewers. College football also occupied spots 3 and 4 with South Carolina vs. Georgia (7 million viewers) and College Football Scoreboard (sandwiched between both games, 6.2 million viewers).
So. Duck Dynasty. What is it? I don’t know. I refuse to know. I refuse to google it, read about it, or check out the show. I have never been in a public setting where anyone has mentioned this show. The primary reason is that I abhor reality TV and make it a point to avoid those shows all costs. Also, on the off chance I don’t get to the remote quick enough to change the channel off a commercial for the show, Duck Dynasty looks terrible. I will not judge you if you watch it, just please don’t tell me I’m “missing out.”
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