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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
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(01-10-2018 09:50 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  The ratings this year definitely bucked the trend, which has favored intersectional matchups.
4 of the top 5 games were either North/South or East/West. So were 5 of the top 7.
This despite the fact that Southern teams have fairly dominated the playoff landscape (at least 2 each year and this year 3 teams from the South).

if interested, more here: http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2018/0...as-of.html

Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

It wasn't just the rematch and it wasn't just that the initial game was boring. It had to do with a 2 team format where LSU had to play the same team twice instead of someone else who hadn't already had a shot at them. It wasn't fair to LSU or Oklahoma St. or the other 120+ FBS schools not named Alabama. I didn't watch it, but I did watch the first Alabama-LSU game.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 10:49 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 09:50 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  The ratings this year definitely bucked the trend, which has favored intersectional matchups.
4 of the top 5 games were either North/South or East/West. So were 5 of the top 7.
This despite the fact that Southern teams have fairly dominated the playoff landscape (at least 2 each year and this year 3 teams from the South).

if interested, more here: http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2018/0...as-of.html

Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 10:49 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 09:50 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  The ratings this year definitely bucked the trend, which has favored intersectional matchups.
4 of the top 5 games were either North/South or East/West. So were 5 of the top 7.
This despite the fact that Southern teams have fairly dominated the playoff landscape (at least 2 each year and this year 3 teams from the South).

if interested, more here: http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2018/0...as-of.html

Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 10:49 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 09:50 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  The ratings this year definitely bucked the trend, which has favored intersectional matchups.
4 of the top 5 games were either North/South or East/West. So were 5 of the top 7.
This despite the fact that Southern teams have fairly dominated the playoff landscape (at least 2 each year and this year 3 teams from the South).

if interested, more here: http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2018/0...as-of.html

Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

do think a big part of that was the quality of the individual games. It got to be 24-6 with 5:26 to go in 3rd quarter, and pretty much everyone knew that game was over.

Also, I don't think the time slot means anywhere near as much on New Years Day- as most everyone has the day off. Rose Bowl almost always beats the Sugar Bowl- think only year it hasn't in recent times was in 2015 where Alabama/Ohio St got 28.5 million to only 28.3 million for Oregon/Florida St...
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 10:49 AM)JRsec Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 09:50 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  The ratings this year definitely bucked the trend, which has favored intersectional matchups.
4 of the top 5 games were either North/South or East/West. So were 5 of the top 7.
This despite the fact that Southern teams have fairly dominated the playoff landscape (at least 2 each year and this year 3 teams from the South).

if interested, more here: http://accfootballrx.blogspot.com/2018/0...as-of.html

Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 12:51 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 10:49 AM)JRsec Wrote:  Well there were 4 from the greater South. Oklahoma is more Southwestish these days.

Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.

I think its TV doing it. The Rose Bowl was a night game when it was the BCS title game. The parade gets over in plenty of time to get to the game even with all the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people in pre-game parties around the stadium.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 01:57 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:51 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.

I think its TV doing it. The Rose Bowl was a night game when it was the BCS title game. The parade gets over in plenty of time to get to the game even with all the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people in pre-game parties around the stadium.
Just saying it's always been in that 1-2PM slot on New Years Day since I can remember, other than the few instances of the BCS title game, semis, NYD on a Sunday, etc. Thats why the Sugar Bowl has a later start time, and then if OT happens, watch out.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 02:37 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 01:57 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:51 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.

I think its TV doing it. The Rose Bowl was a night game when it was the BCS title game. The parade gets over in plenty of time to get to the game even with all the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people in pre-game parties around the stadium.
Just saying it's always been in that 1-2PM slot on New Years Day since I can remember, other than the few instances of the BCS title game, semis, NYD on a Sunday, etc. Thats why the Sugar Bowl has a later start time, and then if OT happens, watch out.

1 vs. 2 makes a pretty big difference. Then the 2nd game can start at 8 (5 Pacific) instead of 9 eastern.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 05:34 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 02:37 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 01:57 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:51 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.

I think its TV doing it. The Rose Bowl was a night game when it was the BCS title game. The parade gets over in plenty of time to get to the game even with all the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people in pre-game parties around the stadium.
Just saying it's always been in that 1-2PM slot on New Years Day since I can remember, other than the few instances of the BCS title game, semis, NYD on a Sunday, etc. Thats why the Sugar Bowl has a later start time, and then if OT happens, watch out.

1 vs. 2 makes a pretty big difference. Then the 2nd game can start at 8 (5 Pacific) instead of 9 eastern.

IMO, that's the key. Nine is just too late to start. EST kickoff should ideally be 8, that's a very big difference.
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RE: Alabama/Georgia draws massive 16.7 rating, up 9% over last year!
(01-10-2018 01:57 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:51 PM)leofrog Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:27 PM)quo vadis Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 12:18 PM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 11:46 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  Yes, many drew too many parallels with LSU - Alabama 2011 (the conference angle) and not Alabama - Clemson the last two years (deep south angle).

But LSU vs Alabama wasn't a good comparison, because LSU vs Alabama was a rematch while Alabama vs Georgia wasn't, which made the game much more similar to Alabama vs Clemson, two deep south teams playing.

Good points both. I think the rematch thing is a bid deal. I do think it's worth noting that OU/UGA drew better (6th all-time) - in an earlier time slot - than Clemson/Bama (not top 10). It included teams from 2 regions (even if neighboring regions).

They gotta do something about the timing of that second CFP game. IIRC, Alabama vs Clemson didn't start until after 9 PM eastern time, and they kicked it off when OU/UGA was still going on, and nobody was going to turn away from that game at that time.

I ended up only watching the first half because I was just too bushed from a long day.
I think the holdup there is the Rose Bowl. With the parade and all the tradition, it has its' set early afternoon start time.

I think its TV doing it. The Rose Bowl was a night game when it was the BCS title game. The parade gets over in plenty of time to get to the game even with all the traffic. There's tens of thousands of people in pre-game parties around the stadium.

The Rose Bowl was never played on January 1 as the BCS title game, although it was played on that date in years it wasn't the title game.
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