SEC football games more popular than ever on TV
The Southeastern Conference is more popular than ever.
The average television rating for the league’s games on CBS this
season was the highest since the network began broadcasting a
primarily SEC schedule in 2001.
CBS said Thursday that its coverage averaged a 4.5 rating and 10
share, up 15 percent from last year.
Large audiences for the Alabama-Texas A&M and Alabama-Auburn
games boosted the numbers. SEC teams have won seven straight
national titles, and Auburn is going for the eighth in a row.
Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned
into a program, and shares measure the percentage of TVs in use at