Broadcast Ratings Drop as ESPN Scores With College Football Championship Game

See how Fox’s ”The Cleaning Lady“ and NBC’s ”That’s My Jam“ did in Week 2

The College Football Playoffs (CFP) National Championship Game aired last night on ESPN, drawing eyeballs (mostly males) away from broadcast television. The No. 3-ranked Georgia Bulldogs beat up on the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide, 33-18, on Monday. It was Georgia’s first national title since 1980.

At least CBS had the good sense to air all reruns on Monday. Find last week’s initial Nielsen numbers here for a week-to-week comparison.

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Tony Maglio

TV Editor • • Twitter: @tonymaglio