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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStar View Post
    Wont be highly rated because it's on ESPN. Believe it or not there's a LOT of people out there who still don't have Cable.
    I think the numbers are around 20-25% but, that is quite significant and the number is probably growing. I know just over 50% of households have cable, and that would mean around another 30% have some other form of pay TV. But, while ESPN is popular I'm sure there are some pay TV packages without it. I don't have cable right now, but of course I'm not going to miss Alabama games one way or the other.

    The ratings talk was all anti-BCS propaganda and the people saying it knew it as well. They were trying to build momentum for a push towards a playoff and they pointed at ratings of a cable program vs broadcast as "evidence" and they were being deliberately misleading. ESPN was plenty happy with the ratings.

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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    So what are the odds that more people will have watched the SECCG than the BCSCG because of the cable-only issue?

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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    So are you telling me that the BCSCG will actually be on ESPN the channel and not the ESPN network which airs some games on ABC? If so, I'm screwed. I'm one of those people without "pay for" TV.
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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by AlistarWills View Post
    So are you telling me that the BCSCG will actually be on ESPN the channel and not the ESPN network which airs some games on ABC? If so, I'm screwed. I'm one of those people without "pay for" TV.
    Yes... just like the past two years.
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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    I guess because of the generation I was born into, I don't understand how you guys live without cable. It's great having literally like 10 channels with football games on them.
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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by DocCrimson View Post
    So what are the odds that more people will have watched the SECCG than the BCSCG because of the cable-only issue?
    Doubtful. The SECCG on broadcast only did a 9.8 average. The two BCS Championship games on cable (2010 and 2011) did an average of 16.1 and 14.0
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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by AlistarWills View Post
    So are you telling me that the BCSCG will actually be on ESPN the channel and not the ESPN network which airs some games on ABC? If so, I'm screwed. I'm one of those people without "pay for" TV.
    yep. but whatever you did last year to watch it...do it again

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    Re: SECCG Highest Rated game of the season

    Quote Originally Posted by DocCrimson View Post
    So what are the odds that more people will have watched the SECCG than the BCSCG because of the cable-only issue?
    No, the SECCG was huge for a championship game but it's not quite as big a deal as some might lead you to believe. The Notre Dame vs. USC game was about tied with the SECCG in the ratings. The BCSCG will be the highest rated ESPN broadcast ever most likely and should beat out the SECCG easily.

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