Nothing was going to stop Clemson on Monday night, not Alabama, not the fatigue narrative, not even an overall boring game. The Tigers’ victory in the 2019 CFP National Championship Game delivered the highest overnight ratings for any program on cable in the last 12 months.
ESPN’s MegaCast coverage of the game drew an average overnight rating of 14.6. It peaked in the second quarter at a 16.2. It won’t surprise anyone to learn that the highest rated markets for the game were Birmingham, AL, which pulled an insane 56.6, and Greenville, SC, where the game drew a 36.9 rating.