Overnight ratings for Alabama’s 21-point shutout of LSU in the National Championship Game were the lowest in the history of the Bowl Championship Series.
The 13.8 overnight is the lowest ever for the BCS National Championship Game (14 telecasts). The previous record low was a 14.3 for the 2002 Rose Bowl (MIA/NEB).
Notably, the three lowest overnights for the BCS National Championship Game have come in years when there was a controversy regarding which teams should play. The 2002 (14.3) and 2004 (14.4) games featured teams — Nebraska and Oklahoma, respectively — that had failed to win their conference.
(Monday’s numbers from ESPN)