NCAA Week 15: Final Rating For Army/Navy Hits 13-Year High

Posted by | December 15, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Continuing a recent resurgence, the Army/Navy game hit a 13-year high in television ratings.

Last Saturday’s Army/Navy college football game drew a 3.8 final rating on CBS, up a tick from last year (3.7), and up 15% from 2010 (3.3).

The 3.8 rating is the highest for the Army/Navy game since 1999 (5.1), topping the previous high of 3.7 set in 2009 and 2011.

Since moving to the week after the college football conference championship games, the Army/Navy game has enjoyed a resurgence in television ratings. This is the third time in four years that the game has topped a 3.5 rating, a mark the game failed to reach each year from 2000-08.

TV Ratings For Army/Navy Game
Past decade

(Saturday’s numbers from Sports Business Daily)

  • Lemastre

    The Army/Navy game gained viewers because it had no TV competition.  At least, that’s why I watched it.  I always look in on the game to catch some of the pageantry brought by the two academies.  But for football action, the other TV offerings usually offered more significant and exciting contests.