CBS gets 9.2 overnight rating for Alabama-Texas A&M football thriller
CBS' coverage of Saturday's Alabama-Texas A&M college football earned the network a 9.2 overnight rating and 21 share, CBS announced Sunday.
The rating/share for the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 49-42 win over the Aggies and quarterback Johnny Manziel was up a whopping 200 percent from last year's 3.0/7 for its season opening broadcast (Alabama-Arkansas).
The 9.0/21 is the CBS' highest-rated afternoon regular-season college football game in 23 years (excluding the SEC championship game) in the metered markets (10.1; Miami-Notre Dame; 10/20/1990).
The Alabama-Texas A&M game rating/share peaked at 10.2/22 from 7-7:15 p.m.