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Vols-Bama Game Draws 4.2 Million Viewers


ESPN's prime time telecast of Alabama at Tennessee, was the second most-viewed night game on Oct. 20. The game averaged 4,223,000 viewers on a 2.5 US rating (2.9 coverage rating).

The game averaged a 41.7 metered market rating in Birmingham, the fifth highest-rated regular-season college football game on ESPN in the market. The other top markets: Knoxville (27.6 rating), Nashville (15.5 rating), Memphis (10.4 rating) and Atlanta (6.2 rating).

ABC's Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 - Baylor at Texas and Florida State at Miami - averaged 4,843,000 viewers on a 3.1 rating, making it the most-viewed game of the night and less than 60,000 viewers from the most-viewed telecast of the day (CBS's South Carolina at Florida matchup averaged 4,900,000 viewers on a 3.1 rating).

ESPN's LSU at Texas A&M Saturday noon telecast averaged 4,176,000 viewers on a 2.8 national rating (3.2 coverage rating). The top five metered markets for the telecast: New Orleans (18.7 rating), Birmingham (11.1 rating), Austin (10.3 rating), Knoxville (9.1 rating), Houston (6.9 rating) and San Antonio (6.9 rating).

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