Ohio State-Oregon CFP Championship delivers cable record 33.4 million viewers on ESPN

January 13, 2015

In the final numbers the household rating was adjusted down to an 18.2 rating. The 33.395 million viewers marked the most-watched program in cable television history (knocking off the Sugar Bowl from the semifinals). Including the Megacast channels measured by Nielsen, the household rating bumped up to an 18.6 and viewership climbed to 34.148 million viewers. via ESPN press release: College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN Delivers Largest Audience…

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Ohio State-Oregon CFP Championship earns record 18.5 overnight

January 13, 2015

Update: the final household rating was adjusted down to 18.2, but that’s still a cable record, as is the 33.4 million viewers the telecast averaged. Including Megacast channels measured by Nielsen, viewership climbed to 34.148 million. original post: Ohio State’s victory over Oregon in the first ever CFP  Championship garnered a 18.5 overnight rating on ESPN, 21% above 2014’s BCS championship  and ahead by similar margins of the overnights for the Rose Bowl…

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