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Sid E Walker
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
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Beat Clemson (team that beat bama like a drum)

That wasn’t the same Clemson team that beat Bama. But you already knew that.


SD Tider
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
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Well let’s be honest here, the only reason that viewership was even brought up by other bama poster was jealousy of LSU’s season.


Incorrect, this was brought up by multiple LSU posters. And I’m afraid we aren’t jealous of your natty because we’ve got 17 of them


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kajunman
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Is it better watching Georgia lose to LSU in color ?

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But do they know to wrap tin foil around the ends of both antennas to get a quality picture?


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LSUDonMCO
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Had the nation known that Bama would be destroyed last year the viewership would have tripled! The large numbers this year was that everyone knew it was going to be a good game and wanted to see for themselves, "Joe Burrow and the Greatest Show on Turf"!


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secuniversity
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
There's already a thread on this.

LINK


BHMKyle
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
Nah... that's not really a very high number. In fact, since the creation of the BCS in 1998, this season's game between LSU and Clemson rated #15 out of 22 in terms of television ratings.

The sad truth is that America cares more when a major program from outside the Deep South is involved.... it's no coincidence that the Top 5 most watched games all involved either Ohio State or Texas.

MOST VIEWERS FOR A NATIONAL TITLE GAME (1998-2019):

1. 2005 Texas vs. USC- 35.630 million
2. 2014 Ohio State vs. Oregon- 34.148 million
3. 2009 Alabama vs. Texas- 30.776 million
4. 2002 Ohio St. vs. Miami- 29.104 million
5. 2006 Florida vs. Ohio St.- 28.795 million
6. 2017 Alabama vs. Georgia- 28.443 million
7. 2010 Auburn vs. Oregon- 27.316 million
8. 2000 Oklahoma vs. Florida St.- 27.240 million
9. 1999 Florida St. vs. Virginia Tech- 26.962 million
10. 2008 Florida vs. Oklahoma- 26.767 million
11. 2012 Alabama vs. Notre Dame- 26.380 million
12. 2013 Florida St. vs. Auburn- 26.205 million
13. 2015 Alabama vs. Clemson- 26.182 million
14. 1998 Tennessee vs. Florida St.- 26.112 million
15. 2019 LSU vs. Clemson- 25.590 million
16. 2018 Clemson vs. Alabama- 25.280 million
17. 2016 Clemson vs. Alabama- 25.266 million
18. 2011 Alabama vs. LSU- 24.214 million
19. 2003 LSU vs. Oklahoma- 23.937 million
20. 2007 LSU vs. Ohio St.- 23.069 million
21. 2001 Miami vs. Nebraska- 21.559 million
22. 2004 USC vs. Oklahoma- 21.419 million

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BHMKyle
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
I think you can make a strong case that LSU is the worst television draw for a National Title Game.

All four Championship games in which its been involved in have been among the 8 lowest rated in terms of viewership.... and they even brought down ratings-juggernaut Ohio State back in 2007.

Ohio State's title games are ranked #2, #4, #5.... and then all the way back at #20 when they played LSU.


bstew3006
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it's no coincidence that the Top 5 most watched games all involved either Ohio State or Texas


add in the Pac 10/12 teams.

Having a West coast team makes a substantial difference.


BHMKyle
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add in the Pac 10/12 teams.

Having a West coast team makes a substantial difference.


You are correct. Oregon actually brings in huge numbers. When Oregon is playing in a National Title game, the Portland market hits over a 30.0 rating yet its the type of market that might score just a 4.0 or a 5.0 when the Ducks aren't involved.

College football has a major problem in that its becoming entirely too Deep South centric. We need for someone outside of Ohio State to step up in the Midwest and we need a West Coast team to become a legitimate contender for the good of the sport.


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BHMKyle
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
Average rating for a National Title Game, per school since 1998:

1. Texas (2)- 33.203 million
2. Oregon (2)- 30.730 million
3. Ohio State (4)- 28.779 million
4. USC (2)- 28.525 million
5. Georgia (1)- 28.443 million
6. Florida (2)- 27.781 million
7. Virginia Tech (1)- 26.962 million
8. Auburn (2)- 26.761 million
9. Alabama (6)- 26.649 million
10. Florida State (4)- 26.630 million
11. Tennessee (1)- 26.112 million
12. Clemson (4)- 25.332 million
13. Miami (2)- 26.332 million
14. Oklahoma (4)- 24.841 million
15. LSU (4)- 24.203 million
16. Nebraska (1)- 21.559 million

Again.... no coincidence that the four teams who seem to bring in the most viewers are all outside the Deep South. SEC Country is all going to tune in no matter who is playing. But Texas and the rest of the country tunes in with far higher concentration only when a major team from outside the SEC is involved.

Georgia and Florida have the most potential in the SEC due the large television markets in those states. Atlanta is the #1 college football viewing market by a longshot in terms of total viewers.... so Georgia playing in the game in 2017 helped bring in some viewers that might not have tuned in otherwise. With Orlando, Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville all inside the state of Florida, the Gators also have huge viewership potential.

The Birmingham market is by far the #1 CFB market in terms of concentration.... routinely trippling the next closest market in terms of ratings. However, the Birmingham market tunes in for EVERY big game whether one of their teams is involved or not, so Bama doesn't bring in the viewership numbers one would think.


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jnethe1
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Meant to say accomplishments. Predictive text said otherwise.


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jnethe1
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The irony of an LSU fan on this board telling a Bama fan that is just beautiful


I was referring to the fact that people from bama making fun of any other state in the south for their rural population makes absolutely no sense. It’s the definition of the pot calling the kettle black.


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jnethe1
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That wasn’t the same Clemson team that beat Bama. But you already knew that.


That was the same offense that put 44 on the tide.

Sorry.


jnethe1
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
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I think you can make a strong case that LSU is the worst television draw for a National Title Game.

All four Championship games in which its been involved in have been among the 8 lowest rated in terms of viewership.... and they even brought down ratings-juggernaut Ohio State back in 2007.

Ohio State's title games are ranked #2, #4, #5.... and then all the way back at #20 when they played LSU.


Well that means what?

Does that change the fact that two years in a row LSU beat the Kirby dawgs ass?

Does that remove the championship?

Does that remove the heisman?

What about the Biletnikoff?

The Thorpe?

Coach of the year?

Broyles award?

Maybe the heisman?




jnethe1
LSU Fan
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
Oh I know, what’s sad is that you consider this your saving grace.

We may not have won the championship, but at least when we play we have more people watching us..

Pathetic.


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Herman Frisco
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
This is how you melt. Great job.


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catnip
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Wonder if these totals include many who may have watched on I-pads and cell phones?


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skrayper
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
A few interesting tidbits regarding these:

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2005-06 BCS: Texas def. USC – 21.7 rating, 35.63 million viewers


A combination of schools from high population states in different regions of the country and a super-close game with last second heroics. All the elements to make for a high rating.

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2014-15 CFP: Ohio State def. Oregon – 18.6 rating, 34.148 million viewers


No real reason for this to be this high except for this:
It was the first CFP finale. The game wasn't close, Oregon doesn't bring a huge fan base.

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2009-10 BCS: Alabama def. Texas – 17.2 rating, 30.776 million viewers


Two big name programs, but more so was the fact that Texas started a come back before Alabama put it away - this brought in a lot of viewers who were otherwise just watching the score.

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2017-18 CFP: Alabama def. Georgia – 15.6 rating, 28.443 million viewers


The second highest CFP finale, despite both being from the same region. This was the most thrilling set of playoff games, and the only finale to go into OT. A very thrilling overtime led to a huge following.

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2012-13 BCS: Alabama def. Notre Dame – 15.1 rating, 26.38 million viewers


Two big names, but a drop off in viewership as most fans outside of the two programs already knew it wasn't going to be close.

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2003-04 BCS: LSU def. Oklahoma – 14.8 rating, 23.937 million viewers
2007-08 BCS: LSU def. Ohio State – 14.4 rating, 23.069 million viewers
2019-20 CFP: LSU def. Clemson – 14.3 rating, 25.59 million viewers


Thanks to a growing amount of potential viewers, the LSU game with the most viewers has the lowest rating.

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2011-12 BCS: Alabama def. LSU – 14.0 rating, 24.214 million viewers


A rematch of a defensive slugfest was probably not terribly appealing to non-fans of the two programs.

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2018-19 CFP: Clemson def. Alabama – 13.8 rating, 25.28 million viewers


Yeah, another big blow out made the game unattractive to anyone who either wasn't a Clemson fan or Alabama hater.

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2004-05 BCS: USC def. Oklahoma – 13.7 rating, 21.419 million viewers


Oklahoma's one win in this list is the third highest rated game; but they do show up on the loser column and awful lot. (Oklahoma is 1-3 in BCS title games and 0-5 in playoff games)


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SnukaD
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Dumb. Alabama and clemson has less viewers the last 2 years. Get outta here with that BS.


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RatRodDawg
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re: LSU viewership in championship game.
Increase is due to illegals who'd stolen all of Sears TV's and watched the game on the streets of L.A.


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