Michigan State-Alabama, Oklahoma-Clemson CFP Semifinals lead cable sports TV ratings for Thursday December 31, 2015

January 4, 2016

Note: the table below not only lacks the context of how much the New Year’s Eve CFP Semifinals dropped versus last year’s New Year’s Day games (around 40% between the two games), there’s also at least a little data missing from the table — one that jumped out at me was the 12 minute ESPN studio show between the two semifinals which averaged 18.09 million viewers but for whatever reasons…

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CFP semis viewership down a whopping 39% on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2016

Per Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch the Oklahoma versus Clemson Orange Bowl averaged 15.64 million viewers and the Michigan State versus Alabama Cotton Bowl averaged 18.55 million. The good news for ESPN is those numbers are up huge versus last year’s New Year’s Eve games, the bad news is they are down a massive 39% versus the 28.2 million the CFP semifinals averaged last year on New Year’s Day. With Stanford…

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