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Sport TV audience up slightly from last year for CFP championship

23:55  14 january  2020
23:55  14 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

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An instant classic of a College Football Playoff National Championship Game just wasn’t enough to draw the same overnight numbers as previous years . In Nielsen’s early ratings, the game, which ended well after midnight on the East Coast, pulled in a 15.3 household rating, down slightly from last year .

LSU's national championship game victory against Clemson drew nearly 26 million viewers to ESPN, up slightly from last year's final.

LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss scores a touchdown past Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)© Provided by Associated Press LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss scores a touchdown past Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

ESPN said Tuesday that viewership for the three-game College Football Playoff increased 4% from last season, when Clemson beat Alabama in the championship.

The network's championship game megacast, which includes ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNews, drew 25.6 million viewers. Last year's megacast had 25.3 million viewers. The ESPN-only audience was also up over last year, from 24.3 million to 25 million.

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Clemson has won two of the last three championships and will look to become the first champion Although he didn’t live up to lofty expectations going into his second year as the program’s starting CFP National Championship 2020 Tweets. ESPN College Football recalled the last time these

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LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after scoring with wide receiver Justin Jefferson during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)© Provided by Associated Press LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after scoring with wide receiver Justin Jefferson during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Joe Burrow, the Heisman Trophy winner, led No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory Monday night in New Orleans. The game was 28-25 in the third quarter before LSU surged and put away the title early in the fourth quarter.

LSU safety Grant Delpit holds the trophy as quarterback Joe Burrow, left, and linebacker Patrick Queen look on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)© Provided by Associated Press LSU safety Grant Delpit holds the trophy as quarterback Joe Burrow, left, and linebacker Patrick Queen look on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Overall, the television audience for New Year's Six games were down 4% over last year for ESPN.

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LSU fans celebrate at Varsity Theatre, in Baton Rouge, La., after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)© Provided by Associated Press LSU fans celebrate at Varsity Theatre, in Baton Rouge, La., after LSU defeated Clemson 42-25 in the NCAA College Football Playoff championship game, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke) LSU celebrates after winning a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)© Provided by Associated Press LSU celebrates after winning a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

'You cannot ask for more': CFP director Bill Hancock defends successful four-team Playoff .
Bill Hancock defended the four-team playoff, which produced a second straight matchup between unbeaten teams. Fair or unfair?"You can't beat it," Hancock told Sporting News at CFP championship Media Day. "You cannot ask for more. Two great teams. Strong on both sides of the ball with exceptional quarterbacks. You cannot ask more. These are undefeated great teams.

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