Rose Bowl Sees Large Increase In Viewership From Last Year

Rose Bowl Sees Large Increase In Viewership From Last Year

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Rose Bowl Sees Large Increase In Viewership From Last Year

The 2018 Rose Bowl Game drew a large increase in views from last year’s game.

At 26,826,000 viewers, Georgia vs Oklahoma was the 5th most-watched cable telecast of all-time.

The Rose Bowl averaged a 14.8 rating and peaked at a 17.3 rating in overtime.

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Massive Audience Propels CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game to 39% Audience Increase Year-Over-Year

ESPN’s presentation of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual featuring a thrilling showdown between Oklahoma and Georgia (5 p.m. ET) on New Year’s Day delivered an audience of 26,826,000 viewers (ESPN +ESPN2), up 39% from last season’s first CFP Semifinal on the same two networks and 71% from the 2015 season’s first CFP Semifinal, also on ESPN and ESPN2. The viewership for the Bulldogs’ last-play, double-overtime victory is comparable to the much-anticipated, record-breaking inaugural CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game (Jan. 1, 2015), (28,164,000 viewers).

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