For the third straight week, overnight ratings topped 5.0 for the SEC on CBS.
Alabama’s loss to South Carolina, ending their reign as the #1 ranked team in the country, drew a 5.2 overnight rating on CBS Saturday afternoon — up 73% from last year (MISS/ALA: 3.0), and up 117% from 2008 (UK/ALA: 2.4).
The 5.2 overnight is the second-highest of the season for college football on CBS, trailing a 5.4 for Alabama/Arkansas on September 25.
This is the third straight week that CBS has drawn at least a 5.0 overnight for college football coverage. In addition to the aforementioned Alabama/Arkansas game, last week’s Florida/Alabama blowout drew a 5.1 overnight.
Saturday’s telecast easily topped both college football games on ABC, neither of which drew even a 4.0 overnight.