Ohio State's win against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl was a heavyweight fight worthy of the first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal games Thursday night.
As such, people across the country tuned in. A lot of people. So many people. After ESPN got done crunching the numbers, the game had the largest audience in cable television history.
This is way cool. Ohio State's thrilling win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl drew the largest audience in cable television history!— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) January 3, 2015
According to ESPN, this most-watched cable television event averaged 28.2 million viewers and had a 15.2 rating.Wow. Way to Go Bucks!— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) January 3, 2015
The Sugar Bowl, which started at 9 p.m., averaged 28.2 million viewers and the Rose Bowl, which featured Oregon and Florida State, averaged 28.16 million viewers.