ESPN Championship Coverage: On Its Way To Super Bowl Status?
ESPN's main broadcast of the 2015 college football national championship game received the highest Nielsen rating ever for a cable event.By Matt Moreno | January 13, 2015
Ohio State will go down in the history books as the 2015 national champions of the first-ever college football playoffs. But it's ESPN who really scored big. ESPN scored an 18.5 Nielsen rating, setting the bar even higher with the best rating ever for a cable event.
This shatters the previous record of 16.1 the network drew for the 2011 BCS national championship game between Auburn and Oregon.
It's also a 21 percent improvement from last year's 15.3 rating for the Florida State-Auburn national championship game.