SEC championship game earns highest-ever ratings

AP: SEC championship earns highest preliminary TV rating since title game debuted in 1992

The SEC championship between Alabama and Florida earned its highest preliminary television rating since the title game debuted in 1992.

The No. 2 Crimson Tide’s 32-13 win Saturday over the defending national champion and top-ranked Gators received an 11.8 overnight rating and 24 share on CBS. That’s up 13 percent from last year’s 10.4/21 for the same matchup, which also determined a spot in the BCS title game.

It’s the highest-rated non-bowl game on any network since the 2006 Ohio State-Michigan matchup with similar implications.

Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time. Overnight ratings measure the nation’s largest markets.

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    Well hell yeah it had high ratings. It was #1 vs. #2 — it was basically a “PRE-NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME” — even “Joe Schmoe” in podunk South Dakota had to tune in for that caliber of a game. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!! <>

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