via press release:
SEC ON CBS’ Coverage of Alabama-Arkansas Scores Network’s Best Ratings for Afternoon Football Since 2003
Season-to-Date Ratings Best in 11 Years
CBS Sports’ coverage of the SEC ON CBS on Saturday, Sept. 25, which saw No. 1-seeded Alabama’s beat No. 10-seeded Arkansas, earned an preliminary national rating/share of 5.2/12, up 117% from last year’s 2.4/6 (Arkansas-No. 3-ranked Alabama).
The 5.2/12 was the highest rating for a regular-season afternoon college football game on CBS (excluding the SEC Championship games) since a 5.7/13 on 11/29/03 for No. 9 Florida State at No. 11 Florida.
CBS Sports’ coverage of the SEC ON CBS through the first two weeks of the season is averaging a national household rating/share of 4.2/10, up 27% from last year’s 3.3/8. This 4.2/10 is the highest average rating in 11 years for CBS at this point in the season since a 5.0/12 in 1999.