Mississippi State vs. Alabama scores day’s highest college football rating


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Saturday’s 3:30p SEC matchup on CBS featuring (at the time) #1 Mississippi State vs #5 Alabama drew a 6.6 overnight Nielsen household rating with a peak rating of 8.2 at 6:30p.  

The ESPN/ABC primetime ACC matchup between #4 Florida State and Miami drew a 6.1 HH rating. Update: in final broadcast primetime numbers the game averaged a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and 8.74 million viewers, crushing the Texas/OK State game on Fox which could only manage 2.03 million viewers and a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Separately, the 4.3 HH rating for Ohio State vs. Minnesota on ABC was the best rating this season for a noon game on any network according to ABC/ESPN.



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