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Big 12 Scores In Top Ten Rated College Games in 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:10 PM, under , , , ,

Athens, GA (Dec 12, 2008) - While the 2008 SEC Championship had its highest rating ever, as well as the highest rating this season, the Big 12 was dominant over the course of the 2008 season. According to Nielsen, the Big 12 took 7 of the remaining top nine spots in 2008.


King of the Hill: The 2008 SEC Football Championship was the
top-rated college football game this season.
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Top Rated 10 NCAA Football National Telecasts 2008
Rank Date Time Matchup HH Rating Viewers P2+
1 12/06 4:00 PM - CBS SEC CHAMPIONSHIP : ALABAMA vs. FLORIDA 9.3 15,061,000
2 11/01 8:00 PM - ABC TEXAS vs. TEXAS TECH 7.5 12,204,000
3 09/13 8:00 PM - ABC OHIO STATE vs. USC 6.9 11,800,000
4 11/22 8:00 PM - ABC TEXAS TECH vs. OKLAHOMA 6.6 10,742,000
5 10/25 8:00 PM - ABC PENN STATE vs. OHIO STATE 6.4 10,367,000
6 11/29 8:00 PM - ABC OKLAHOMA vs. OKLAHOMA STATE 5.7 9,525,000
7 12/06 8:00 PM - ABC BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP : MISSOURI vs. OKLAHOMA 5.5 8,762,000
8 11/08 8:00 PM - ABC OK ST vs. TX TECH; CA vs. USC 5.3 8,483,000
9 10/11 12:00 PM- ABC TEXAS vs. OKLAHOMA 5.2 7,726,000
10 11/08 3:30 PM - CBS ALABAMA vs. LSU 5.1 8,137,000
©2008 The Nielsen Company

Meanwhile, ESPN will try to eclipse last year's record viewing audience for the Heisman Trophy Award presentation tomorrow night. Given the fact that the Big 12 also has 2 quarterbacks in the running, this may indeed happen.

Going For Two: Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow hopes to win his
second straight Heisman Trophy tomorrow night on ESPN.

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Sports Wrap: NCAA Football Season Review, Heisman Preview (Nielsen Company)

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