'SEC on CBS' Coverage of Epic Alabama vs. Auburn Iron Bowl Up 291% Vs. 2012

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December 1st, 2013


via press release:


 Game Earns Overnight HH Rating/Share of 8.6/18 in Metered Markets

CBS Sports’ SEC ON CBS coverage of the epic Iron Bowl with No. 4-Auburn upsetting No. 1-Alabama, 34-28, on Saturday, Nov. 30, earned an overnight household rating/share of 8.6/18, up 291% from last year’s 2.2/5 (Alabama over Auburn) in the metered markets.

The 8.6/18 is the second highest-rated college football game of the season in the metered markets trailing only the 9.0/21 for CBS Sports’ broadcast of No. 1-Alabama vs. No. 6 Texas A&M (9/14/13).

Overall, SEC ON CBS has the Top Three rated college football games of the season (#3; 6.9/13; No. 13-LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama, 11/9/13) 

The rating/share peaked at 11.8/23 between 7:00-7:30 PM, ET.

The Top 5 Rated Markets:

1.      Birmingham – 57.3/82
2.      Knoxville – 20.2/33
3.      Columbus – 20.1/38
4.      Nashville – 19.1/34
5.      New Orleans – 17.3/29

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  • Ed

    This what a world series game would usually get. Give or take….lol

  • Andy

    Thought it would be higher

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    At least Alabama won’t be in the title game again. :-) ;-)

  • JeffT

    Last year Auburn finished 0-8 in the SEC. No one cared. Comparing the two is kind of silly.

  • Aaron

    Jeff, while that may have affected outsiders who don’t really care about any team, I don’t think you get Auburn, or college football, if you don’t think that there are huge amounts of people (in and out of Alabama) who watch every single one of their games. Same goes for Bama.

  • Aaron

    Also, this is higher than 2010 (both teams were in the top 10 and a very close game). 2011 I can’t seem to find.

  • Joseph

    Why wasn’t this game in prime-time??

    It could have dominated Saturday prime-time viewing and might even have gotten a double-digit rating.

    People would have stayed home to watch!

    CBS needs to move their SEC football broadcasts to prime-time for next season.

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