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ABC Scores Big Ratings From Bowl Games

Jan 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC’s broadcast of the Rose Bowl Wednesday night drew the highest rating for a college football game since 1987.

The game, in which Texas upset Southern California during the final 19 seconds, drew a 21.7 Nielsen Media Research rating, up 59 percent from last year’s championship game. ABC’s overall coverage of the Bowl Championship Series earned higher ratings than last year, with the Orange Bowl up 29 percent from last year, the Sugar Bowl up 22 percent and the Fiesta Bowl up 4 percent.