Georgia winning the national title didn’t get the TV ratings some fans might have expected.
According to Austin Karp, the game between the SEC powerhouses averaged 22.6 million on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. How does that number compare to previous years? (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 11, 2022
It’s the second-lowest watched title game since 2005. The only game that got worse ratings was when Alabama beat Ohio State for the championship last year.
Georgia-Alabama CFP title game averaged 22.6 million viewers across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Up big from record-low of 18.7 million for Bama-Ohio State in 2021.
Second-lowest since CFP started in 2015.
Excluding 2021, UGA-Bama is least-watched title game since 2005 (USC-Oklahoma) pic.twitter.com/xfovVok9L6
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) January 11, 2022
First and foremost, averaging 22.6 million viewers is still an absolutely unreal number. It’s a gigantic amount of people watching.
So, anyone who pretends that it’s not a big number is just lying to you.
I was 100% wrong about Alabama beating Georgia in the national title game.