College Football Playoff Makes Cable TV History
This year's Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl pulled in more viewers than any other program in the history of cable television.By Jay Strubberg | January 6, 2015
All you have to do is take one look at the ratings to know the first ever College Football Playoff is already a huge success.
On New Year's Day, 28.3 million people tuned in to watch Ohio State upset top seed Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, while an audience of 28.2 million saw Oregon crush Florida State in the Rose Bowl.
That gives the games a combined rating of 15.0 and makes them highest rated non-championship games ever on ESPN and the two highest-rated broadcasts in the history of cable television.