via press release:
“SEC ON CBS” RATINGS SCORE WITH LSU-ALABAMA
SECOND HIGHEST-RATED REGULAR-SEASON GAME
IN 24 YEARS
CBS Sports’ coverage of the SEC ON CBS on Saturday, Nov. 5 (8:00- 11:45 PM, ET) which saw *No. 1-seeded LSU beat No. 2 Alabama earned an average overnight rating/share of 11.9/21, up 170% from last year’s 4.4/10 in the metered markets (No. 5 Alabama-No.12-ranked LSU; 3:30-7:15 PM, ET). The game also was up 153% from CBS Sports’ SEC primetime game on October 1, 2011 featuring Alabama at Florida, which earned a 4.7/9.
Last night’s LSU-Alabama game earned the second-highest rating for a regular-season college football game (excluding bowl games) on CBS in the metered markets since September 1987 (as far back as CBS records go).
Yesterday’s 11.9/21 for LSU-Alabama trailed only CBS’s 14.5/26 for Notre Dame vs. Miami (11/25/89).
Last night’s game rating peaked at a 14.5/27 from (11:30-11:45 PM, ET)
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AND GAME SELETIONS JUST IN…
CBS Sports will broadcast an SEC doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 12 with the first game of the doubleheader (12:00 NOON-3:30 PM, ET) featuring Florida at No. 9 South Carolina. Tim Brando and Spencer Tillman will call the action, along with reporter Lewis Johnson.
The second window (3:30-7:00 PM, ET) will feature No. 22 Auburn visiting No. 18 Georgia. CBS Sports’ lead announce team of Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson will call the contest, along with reporter Tracy Wolfson.
* BCS Poll as of 10/30/11
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CBS Sports Contacts today in CBS Broadcast Center: 212-975-1796