‘Bama-Georgia Draws 2nd-largest CFP Championship TV Audience
ATLANTA (AP) — The national championship showdown between Alabama and Georgia drew more than 28.4 million viewers, making it the second-most watched title game in the four-year-old format of the College Football Playoff.
Alabama beat Georgia in overtime, rallying from 13 points down in the second half before winning with a game-ending touchdown pass.
The first CFP championship game between Oregon and Ohio State after the 2014 season drew nearly 34 million viewers, a record for ESPN. This season's CFP semifinals on Jan. 1 and Monday night's championship game averaged more than 26.2 million viewers, up 21 percent from last year.