SEC football games more popular than ever on TV

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm •  Published: December 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is more popular than ever.

The average television rating for the league's games on CBS this season was the highest since the network began broadcasting a primarily SEC schedule in 2001.

CBS said Thursday that its coverage averaged a 4.5 rating and 10 share, up 15 percent from last year.

Large audiences for the Alabama-Texas A&M and Alabama-Auburn games boosted the numbers. SEC teams have won seven straight national titles, and Auburn is going for the eighth in a row.

Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned into a program, and shares measure the percentage of TVs in use at the time.


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