Alabama-Arkansas game draws big TV ratings

Alabama’s comeback win over Arkansas drew the highest television

rating for a regular-season afternoon college football game on CBS

in seven years.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 24-20 victory Saturday in a

matchup of top-10 teams earned a 5.2 rating and 12 share. That’s

the best since a 5.7/13 on Nov. 29, 2003, for No. 9 Florida State

at No. 11 Florida.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions

tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes

with TVs in use at the time.