FSU Wins Local and National Ratings
The perfect story hit on Monday if of course are a broadcast executive at ESPN or a fan of Florida State football. The final BCS Championship ever had a captive audience, as most of the country was locked in home due to the record cold that gripped the country.
Local ratings in the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets were well represented:
Birmingham led all markets for the telecast with a 55.8 rating, marking the third highest-rated bowl game on ESPN in the market behind the 2011 and 2012 BCS Championships. Jacksonville was the second highest-rated market with a 31.1 rating followed by Knoxville (26.6), Atlanta (25.8), Orlando (24.9), Tampa-St. Petersburg (24.2), Memphis (24.1), Greenville (24.0), Nashville (23.5) and Charlotte (22.2). In addition to being among the top 10 markets, the title matchup was also the highest-rated bowl on ESPN in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa-St. Petersburg. All market records date to 2000.
Here are the rest of the stats from ESPN...