Television ratings increase for first 2 BCS games

From the AP: Television ratings are up for the first two BCS games. Tim Tebow’s final college game appeared to boost ratings for the Sugar Bowl. Florida’s 51-24 win over unbeaten Cincinnati on Friday on Fox earned an 8.5 fast national rating and 15 share. …

The rating was up 9 percent from last season’s Utah-Alabama Sugar Bowl and up 57 percent from the BCS game on New Year’s night a year ago, the Virginia Tech-Cincinnati Orange Bowl.

Ohio State’s 26-17 victory over Oregon in the Rose Bowl on ABC earned a 13.1 fast national rating, up 12 percent from last year. (read the entire story embedded below)