LSU-Ole Miss was ESPN’s most-watched game of the season _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Fans fill the playing field at Tiger Stadium after an upset win over Ole Miss on Saturday.

LSU’s win over Ole Miss was ESPN’s most-viewed game of the college football season so far, the network announced Tuesday.

The game drew an average of 4.95 million viewers. The Rebels entered undefeated and ranked No. 3. The Tigers scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning touchdown with less than six minutes left, a 24th fourth-quarter comeback under coach Les Miles.

LSU-Ole Miss drew an average minute audience of 62,61 on Watch ESPN, the network’s digital platform. That’s the fourth-best number among Watch ESPN games this season. LSU’s win over Wisconsin drew 66,345 average minute audience for third in that list.

New Orleans is second among ESPN’s top U.S. markets in college football-watching through Oct. 25. Birmingham is No. 1 with a rating of 8.1. New Orleans’ rating is 4.2. Memphis (3.9), Knoxville (3.9) and Oklahoma City (3.3) round out the top five.

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