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Alabama’s College Football Championship Game Ratings Rise 14%

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Jan. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Television ratings for the University of Alabama’s second consecutive college football national championship victory rose 14 percent from a year earlier, according to ESPN.

The Walt Disney Co. network said the Crimson Tide’s 42-14 rout of the University of Notre Dame in Miami Gardens, Florida, produced a 15.7 overnight rating, up from last year’s 13.8 rating for Alabama’s 21-0 win over Louisiana State University.

The rating was down 2.5 percent from the 16.1 rating for the 2011 championship game between Auburn University and the University of Oregon. Overnight ratings measure audience size in the biggest U.S. media markets.

Alabama became the third school since 1936 to win college football’s national championship three times in a four-year span with its win over the previously undefeated Irish.

It’s the 11th consensus national championship for Alabama, which becomes the first school in the 15-year history of the Bowl Championship Series to win consecutive titles. The Crimson Tide, who finished the season 13-1, also won BCS championships following the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

Notre Dame finished 12-1 and was denied its first national championship since 1988.

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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