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View Poll Results: Which of these reasons was the most important cause of lower ratings?
People are tired of Bama and Clemson. 11 47.83%
The game start time is too late for a worknight. 2 8.70%
The game should be played on a Saturday. 8 34.78%
The game wasn't close. 1 4.35%
Other reason (state in post below) 1 4.35%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-09-2019, 04:50 PM
 
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Saturday night was Dallas versus Seattle. 30 million people watched. 25 million watched the Clemson-Bama game.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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This indicates the ratings were great for the game.

https://www.tigernet.com/update/Clem...ams-ever-32118
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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This indicates the ratings were great for the game.

https://www.tigernet.com/update/Clem...ams-ever-32118
Lowest rated championship game:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...game/38863005/

Also lower rated than most of the BCS Championships, but not a fair comparison since the majority of thisethose were on broadcast TV.

BCS and College Football Playoff Ratings History - Sports Media Watch

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Old 01-09-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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Lowest rated championship game:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...game/38863005/

Much lower rated than the BCS Championship, but not a fair comparison since those were on broadcast TV.
The streaming data won't be out until Jan 14th.

The article I linked said the game was in top 10 most watched programs on cable ever.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:53 PM
 
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The streaming data won't be out until Jan 14th.

The article I linked said the game was in top 10 most watched programs on cable ever.
That 'article' you posted is a verbatim copy of an ESPN press release, whose purpose is to put a positive spin and sell future advertising:

https://espnmediazone.com/us/press-r...-in-12-months/

The ratings are down, which when you wouldn't expect give you had 2 talented, undefeated teams playing for the championship.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:26 AM
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Look at the NCAA basketball tournament. Apart from the Final Four and the Elite 8, you see thousands of empty seats at every game. I'd still venture a guess that both Alabama and Clemson each had at least 15,000 fans inside the stadium.
I attended an Elite 8 a few years ago. There were empty seats for the final game, because many fans of the two teams that lost in the Round of 16 didn't show up for the finals. Sounds like this is a similar scenario.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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Year in and year out, Alabama is almost always #1 and Clemson #2 throughout the entire season, and they have played each other in the championship game 4 times now. It is just a little anticlimactic. Although Clemson is a more exciting team IMO, so it was nice seeing the destroy Bama, but I wasn't looking forward to the game.

Clemson seems to be the most consistent team when facing powerhouses across conferences. They've put a hurting on Ohio State twice, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and now Bama twice. Dabo is a fun coach, but I'm still not excited to see them play Bama.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:14 AM
 
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Year in and year out, Alabama is almost always #1 and Clemson #2 throughout the entire season, and they have played each other in the championship game 4 times now.
No, they have played each other in the championship game 3 times now. Do you want the definition of boring? How about decades of watching Southern Cal play either Ohio State or Michigan in the Rose Bowl.

Frankly, all the drama about Clemson-Bama burnout and empty seats at the CFP Championship was a bunch of fodder for sports talk bobble heads. I was in Santa Clara at the game Monday night. The stadium was pretty full and there were plenty of Clemson and Bama fans all over the South Bay Area the entire weekend.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:18 AM
 
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I would have voted for 3 of those reasons.

Worth noting that the stadium wasn't filled to capacity, either. College football is not as popular in the west as it is in the east.
Me too. Should have been on Saturday and earlier in the day.
Having said that, I did stay up and watch the whole game. I'll go through a lot to see Alabama take an A**whuppin'
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:16 AM
 
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Me, a pretty big sports fan, forgot about the game. I watched TV that night, but didn't catch the game being on when flipping channels. It obviously did not warrant my interest any more than watching a mid-major basketball game on ESPN 2 between teams that I've barely heard of.

Believe me, my indifference wouldn't have been there if different teams were playing.
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