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(01-09-2018 02:08 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  College football overnight ratings in playoff era:
2015: Ohio State-Oregon (18.8)
2018: Alabama-Georgia (16.7)
2016: Alabama-Clemson (16.0)
2017: Clemson-Alabama (15.3)

Take away, they game draws better TV audience when schools are from different regions. South vs South is less than West vs. Midwest (and probably South vs West or South vs Midwest)

You draw that conclusion from a single data point?
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(01-09-2018 02:15 PM)Hokie4Skins Wrote:  Austin and Columbus, OH had the highest regional ratings outside the SEC for the game.

https://sports.yahoo.com/georgia-alabama...52396.html

There you have it! Texas and Ohio State need to join the SEC.04-cheers
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I loved the game. It was a big time National Championship Game. Between Alabama/Georgia and Georgia/Oklahoma, it was an absolutely great playoff. Anyone that refused to watch it (whether in protest for the G5, or in protest of the SEC) really missed a great college football game.

The current setup is incredibly financially successful. The viewership and results could not have been any better for the audience, the sponsors or the host sites.
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(01-09-2018 02:15 PM)Hokie4Skins Wrote:  Austin and Columbus, OH had the highest regional ratings outside the SEC for the game.

https://sports.yahoo.com/georgia-alabama...52396.html

Further to my point above, note that Atlanta (with a 47.8 rating) was the #2 market after Birmingham:

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releas...year-year/

The difference is that the Birmingham market has a little less than 700,000 households, while Atlanta has over 2.4 million households, so getting a Super Bowl-level number in Atlanta adds a huge number of viewers. Like I've said before, the Atlanta market alone is large enough to push the overall national ratings number because of the sheer number of households it has compared to most other college football-centric markets.
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(01-09-2018 01:53 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 12:36 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:55 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:51 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:37 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  AAC/UCF boycott failure. 03-lmfao

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yahoo.c...52396.html

I'm starting to think you really aren't a USF fan.

No, the fake USF fans are those who rooted for UCF to beat Auburn and supported their claim of a national title, and the AAC board is sadly thick with them.

No true USF fan ever wants anything good in football to happen to UCF, and had ratings last night been bad UCF fans and trolls would have acted like that meant the public thought it was because it was an 'NIT' game.

Dumb idea but they woulda said it so i am glad they got slapped, lol.

You speak like a Rich 5 homer.

No, it's just that i see UCF as a rival so don't want anything good coming their way. Do you think there were any Auburn fans rooting for Alabama to beat Clemson last week? Or Michigan fans that were sad that Ohio State missed the playoffs? None that I know of. Rivals come before conferences. I'm very glad that UCF finished no higher than 6th in the final poll and that their bogus natty campaign came to nothing.

I love USF and very much like the competition in the AAC, if we were getting paid $30m a year like a P5 I'd be happy if we stayed there, but since we aren't and won't ever be we have to get out ASAP. I bet 99% of Houston fans feel the same.

I also watch all the bowl games, including all the pre-Christmas G5 games. I bet you didn't but maybe you did. 07-coffee3

On the last paragraph, so what, that just makes you a college football enthusiast. You speak like a Rich 5 homer. It has me wondering, although I know you're a realist, like me.

Even if you hate UCF, naturally, you just spoke down on the AAC (you specifically named it in the first post in this chain). While a realist, you sound like a total R5 homer.
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(01-09-2018 04:43 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 01:53 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 12:36 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:55 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:51 AM)_C2_ Wrote:  I'm starting to think you really aren't a USF fan.

No, the fake USF fans are those who rooted for UCF to beat Auburn and supported their claim of a national title, and the AAC board is sadly thick with them.

No true USF fan ever wants anything good in football to happen to UCF, and had ratings last night been bad UCF fans and trolls would have acted like that meant the public thought it was because it was an 'NIT' game.

Dumb idea but they woulda said it so i am glad they got slapped, lol.

You speak like a Rich 5 homer.

No, it's just that i see UCF as a rival so don't want anything good coming their way. Do you think there were any Auburn fans rooting for Alabama to beat Clemson last week? Or Michigan fans that were sad that Ohio State missed the playoffs? None that I know of. Rivals come before conferences. I'm very glad that UCF finished no higher than 6th in the final poll and that their bogus natty campaign came to nothing.

I love USF and very much like the competition in the AAC, if we were getting paid $30m a year like a P5 I'd be happy if we stayed there, but since we aren't and won't ever be we have to get out ASAP. I bet 99% of Houston fans feel the same.

I also watch all the bowl games, including all the pre-Christmas G5 games. I bet you didn't but maybe you did. 07-coffee3

On the last paragraph, so what, that just makes you a college football enthusiast. You speak like a Rich 5 homer. It has me wondering, although I know you're a realist, like me.

Even if you hate UCF, naturally, you just spoke down on the AAC (you specifically named it in the first post in this chain). While a realist, you sound like a total R5 homer.

Enough of the personal stuff C2. Keep it to the OP. The game drew large numbers as explained by Frank. But that goes to show that the Southeast is capable of delivering big numbers as well as the Northern Midwest when combined with the PAC. That might just be the future emphasis for bigger in season matches as well as an exploitable formula for some mid range bowls.

But the take on this is that the so called G5 boycott either never really materialized, or worse, just didn't matter.

Given the demographics however, more than a plausible case can be made that within a decade or two USF, UCF, and Houston might well find their way into the club you are so fond of chastising. If they do, how are you going to feel then? My bet is nouveau riche, and a bit hypocritical, but you'll probably keep that to yourself. And maybe I'll be around to remind you of it, and maybe I won't, so I'm planting that seed for thought right now. Enjoy.
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(01-09-2018 01:23 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 01:13 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  I wonder, how much, if any, affect the semis not being on NY Eve helped. All the semi-final games saw nice increases this year adn were thus seen by more people My feeling is, more people watched the semis and were therefor more invested and curious to see the final. Truth be told, its impressive that this years rating were higher 2016 because I actually think last year was the more compelling final matchup.

That may play a part in it. However, I don't think 2016 was necessarily a more compelling matchup from a casual fan perspective because it was a rematch (which generally have lower ratings than the first meeting). Plus, while Alabama-Clemson was a matchup between two conferences, it was still a game between two teams from the same South region just as it was this year. Finally, Atlanta is pound-for-pound the #1 TV market for college football. The fact that its de facto home team of Georgia was playing in a championship game (and such game was being held in Atlanta, to boot) could have provided a bump in the ratings in the same manner that having the NYC, Chicago or Boston markets boost World Series ratings when the Yankees, Cubs or Red Sox are participating.

I think you mean Atlanta is the clear overall number 1 college football market. It's probably the number 2 pound-for-pound. Birmingham clearly punches above its weight class more than anywhere else.
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(01-09-2018 02:15 PM)Hokie4Skins Wrote:  Austin and Columbus, OH had the highest regional ratings outside the SEC for the game.

https://sports.yahoo.com/georgia-alabama...52396.html

Thats funny. Ohio is one area I figure would be inclined to not watch.
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(01-09-2018 04:57 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 01:23 PM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 01:13 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  I wonder, how much, if any, affect the semis not being on NY Eve helped. All the semi-final games saw nice increases this year adn were thus seen by more people My feeling is, more people watched the semis and were therefor more invested and curious to see the final. Truth be told, its impressive that this years rating were higher 2016 because I actually think last year was the more compelling final matchup.

That may play a part in it. However, I don't think 2016 was necessarily a more compelling matchup from a casual fan perspective because it was a rematch (which generally have lower ratings than the first meeting). Plus, while Alabama-Clemson was a matchup between two conferences, it was still a game between two teams from the same South region just as it was this year. Finally, Atlanta is pound-for-pound the #1 TV market for college football. The fact that its de facto home team of Georgia was playing in a championship game (and such game was being held in Atlanta, to boot) could have provided a bump in the ratings in the same manner that having the NYC, Chicago or Boston markets boost World Series ratings when the Yankees, Cubs or Red Sox are participating.

I think you mean Atlanta is the clear overall number 1 college football market. It's probably the number 2 pound-for-pound. Birmingham clearly punches above its weight class more than anywhere else.

Well, yeah, I think the data has shown consistently that Birmingham and Columbus are actually the best college football markets week-to-week where they're among the top markets for even "neutral" games that don't involve Alabama/Auburn or Ohio State, respectively. So, I'd agree that "pound-for-pound" you don't get more intense than those two places.

Atlanta being the #1 overall college football market is probably a fair statement. It's definitely the biggest market that could ever achieve a Super Bowl-level rating for the National Championship Game, so that's what I was trying to encapsulate.
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(01-09-2018 04:57 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 04:43 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 01:53 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 12:36 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  
(01-09-2018 11:55 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  No, the fake USF fans are those who rooted for UCF to beat Auburn and supported their claim of a national title, and the AAC board is sadly thick with them.

No true USF fan ever wants anything good in football to happen to UCF, and had ratings last night been bad UCF fans and trolls would have acted like that meant the public thought it was because it was an 'NIT' game.

Dumb idea but they woulda said it so i am glad they got slapped, lol.

You speak like a Rich 5 homer.

No, it's just that i see UCF as a rival so don't want anything good coming their way. Do you think there were any Auburn fans rooting for Alabama to beat Clemson last week? Or Michigan fans that were sad that Ohio State missed the playoffs? None that I know of. Rivals come before conferences. I'm very glad that UCF finished no higher than 6th in the final poll and that their bogus natty campaign came to nothing.

I love USF and very much like the competition in the AAC, if we were getting paid $30m a year like a P5 I'd be happy if we stayed there, but since we aren't and won't ever be we have to get out ASAP. I bet 99% of Houston fans feel the same.

I also watch all the bowl games, including all the pre-Christmas G5 games. I bet you didn't but maybe you did. 07-coffee3

On the last paragraph, so what, that just makes you a college football enthusiast. You speak like a Rich 5 homer. It has me wondering, although I know you're a realist, like me.

Even if you hate UCF, naturally, you just spoke down on the AAC (you specifically named it in the first post in this chain). While a realist, you sound like a total R5 homer.

Enough of the personal stuff C2. Keep it to the OP. The game drew large numbers as explained by Frank. But that goes to show that the Southeast is capable of delivering big numbers as well as the Northern Midwest when combined with the PAC. That might just be the future emphasis for bigger in season matches as well as an exploitable formula for some mid range bowls.

But the take on this is that the so called G5 boycott either never really materialized, or worse, just didn't matter.

Given the demographics however, more than a plausible case can be made that within a decade or two USF, UCF, and Houston might well find their way into the club you are so fond of chastising. If they do, how are you going to feel then? My bet is nouveau riche, and a bit hypocritical, but you'll probably keep that to yourself. And maybe I'll be around to remind you of it, and maybe I won't, so I'm planting that seed for thought right now. Enjoy.

Thats a good point. However....keep in mind, Houston fans (and certainly my views) come from fans who have lived on both sides of the P5/G5 street so to speak.

lol....In the 1981 movie "Arthur", the insanely rich title character is asked "How does feel to be rich?". Authur responds--"It doesnt suck". Being P5 is kinda the same way. And to be clear--Ive never had an issue with the big schools getting more money. They earned a bigger share of the CF split.

Having been on both sides, I obviously would prefer my team to be on the P5 side of things. That said, the last 22 years or so will always leave me with the belief that a realistic avenue of playoff inclusion for the little guy is a good thing for the sport. I hope it will eventually happen when the move to 8 teams happens. I really do believe most every fan of college football would end up enjoying the result of that kind of Cinderella inclusion.
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