Saturday's big showdown between No. 11 Texas and No. 3 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium drew ESPN its best ratings for a regular-season matchup since 2015.

According to ESPN, 8.76 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. That number marked ESPN's "best regular season game since 2015" and its "most-viewed ESPN Saturday game since 2014," with a peak of 10.7 million viewers between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. CT, the final quarter of the Longhorns' upset victory over the Tide.

The game between top-15 teams barely outdrew Fox Sports' coverage of the Nebraska-Colorado game, which was Deion "Prime Time" Sanders' first home game leading the Buffaloes, which drew 8.73 million.

Alabama, which fell to No. 10 in the country, looks to rebound from its loss in a road trip to USF on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

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