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BCS title game earns ESPN 15.7 overnight rating

By Ken Schott
Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Alabama's 42-14 dismantling of Notre Dame in Monday's BCS national championship game delivered a 15.7 overnight rating for ESPN, the cable network and The Nielsen Company announced Tuesday.

The rating was 14 percent increase from the 2012 game between Alabama and LSU (13.8 overnight rating).

The five-game BCS averaged a 9.0 for ESPN. That is a 6 percent increase over a year ago (8.5 for the five-game average).

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