SEC football games more popular than ever on TV
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:17:08 GMT —
The Southeastern Conference is more popular than ever. The average television rating for the league's games on CBS this season was the highest since the network began broadcasting a primarily SEC schedule in 2001. CBS said Thursday that its coverage averaged a 4.5 rating and 10 share, up 15 percent from last year. Large audiences for the Alabama-Texas A&M and Alabama-Auburn games boosted the numbers.
SEC teams have won seven straight national titles, and Auburn is going for the eighth in a row. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned into a program, and shares measure the percentage of TVs in use at the time.