September 10, 2009
Tech-Alabama game does well in TV ratings

Saturday’s Alabama-Virginia Tech football game on ABC drew 6.6 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among adults 18-49 in prime time, according to preliminary numbers. ABC easily won the night in prime time, besting the second-place network by 60 percent in viewership and 85 percent in adults ages18-49.

Rather than compete with ABC’s college football broadcast of the Hokies and the Tide, most of the other major networks ran re-runs. FOX went with several repeats of Cops, while NBC went with repeats of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU. CBS ran a repeat of Ghost Whisperer and a double repeat of 48 Hours Mystery.

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