OU-Florida most watched BCS game
The BCS national championship game was a ratings champion for Fox. The telecast averaged 26.8 million viewers, making it the most watched BCS game on Fox with a 15.8 fast national rating, a 16 percent increase over last year.
Locally, Florida’s 24-14 victory over OU earned a huge 51.7 final rating and 66 share on KOKH-25, the Sooners’ second best rating in the four national championship games in the Bob Stoops era. The 2001 Orange Bowl led the way with a 63.6/81, followed by a 53.6/70 for the 2004 Sugar Bowl and a 46.8/63 for the 2005 Orange Bowl.
Oklahoma City topped all markets in ratings, followed by Tulsa (47.8), Birmingham, Ala. (41.8), Jacksonville, Fla. (40.5), Tampa, Fla. (32.5), Orlando, Fla. (30.7), Austin, Texas (30.3), West Palm Beach, Fla. (29.8), Fort Myers, Fla. (28.4) and Columbus, Ohio. (26.7.)
BY MEL BRACHT