Final ratings are in for the SEC on CBS and unlike ABC which is experiencing a downward trend for its first four weeks of college football action, CBS garnered its highest ratings in 11 years for an SEC broadcast. It’s also the highest regular season afternoon college football telecast since 2003. Let’s take a look at the blurb from CBS Sports.
SEC ON CBS’ Coverage of Alabama-Arkansas Scores Network’s Best Ratings for Afternoon Football Since 2003Season-to-Date Ratings Best in 11 YearsCBS 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.