Last night’s national championship rematch between No.2 (now No. 1) Alabama and No. 1 (now No. 2) LSU, while a great game for the Tide, was a bust on the TV ratings scale.
The rematch of the “Game of the Century” drew a 13.8 overnight rating on ESPN, the lowest rating for a BCS championship game since Miami-Nebraska pulled a 14.3 at the 2002 Rose Bowl.
Some apparently boycotted last night’s game by not watching it. Some just turned it off when it became clear that 1) Alabama was going to kick their way to a victory and/or 2) the game itself wasn’t exciting.
In all, BCS games saw a 10 percent drop in ratings from a year ago.
In a related story, the BCS is set to meet today to discuss possible changes to the postseason format. I’m guessing these numbers will eventually, if not today, be addressed.