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How to watch Notre Dame football game at North Carolina

Patrick Engel09/22/22
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Notre Dame will face explosive North Carolina wide receiver Josh Downs when the teams meet Sept. 24. (Chad Weaver/BGI)

Notre Dame is back on the road this weekend and off its familiar television home. The Irish (1-2) play at North Carolina (3-0, 0-0 ACC) Saturday, their second game away from Notre Dame Stadium this year.

Where can you watch them this week when they’re not on NBC? Three easy to remember letters: ABC.

The Irish and Tar Heels meet for the third straight season and kick off at 3:30 p.m. inside Kenan Memorial Stadium. Any basic cable package or streaming platform has ABC. It will also be available on Watch ESPN, which requires login information for a cable subscription to access.

ABC’s broadcast team for the game is Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (color analyst) and Kris Budden (reporter).

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Notre Dame and North Carolina began this run of three matchups in three years on Black Friday in 2020. The Irish won 31-17 in a top-25 matchup that averaged a 3.6 rating and drew 6.08 million viewers on ABC. The two teams played Oct. 30, 2021 in South Bend, a 44-34 Notre Dame victory. That game drew a 1.3 rating and 2.35 million viewers on NBC, the network’s least-viewed primetime Irish football broadcast since a 2011 game vs. Maryland.

The last Notre Dame game televised on ABC should stand as one of the season’s most-viewed contests. The Irish’s 21-10 loss to Ohio State Sept. 3 garnered 10.5 million viewers, which was more than all but one FBS regular-season contest last season. It’s now the No. 2 most watched this season after the Sept. 10 Alabama vs. Texas game drew 10.6 million viewers.

Notre Dame’s 24-17 home win over Cal Sept. 17 posted a 1.7 and had 2.91 million viewers. Its 26-21 home loss to Marshall one week totaled 2.48 million with a 1.4 rating.

Notre Dame vs. North Carolina game information

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, Sept. 24

Television channel: ABC

Announcers: Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (color analyst) and Kris Budden (reporter).

Radio: ND Football Radio Network

Radio broadcasters: Paul Burmeister, Ryan Harris

Series facts: The Irish lead the all-time series 20-2. North Carolina’s last win in the series came in 2008, though it was later vacated due to NCAA penalties.

Head coaches: North Carolina — Mack Brown (93-63-1, fourth season of second stint); Notre Dame — Marcus Freeman (1-3, first season)

Team records: North Carolina 3-0, 0-0 ACC; Notre Dame 1-2

Last week: North Carolina — did not play; Notre Dame — 24-17 win over Cal