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Alabama's championship win was ESPN's second most watched game ever


Viewership ratings are in for the epic Alabama vs. Georgia game that ended with a 26-23 Tide win in overtime. The game delivered a 16.7 overnight rating, meaning approximately 16.7 percent of the nation's homes were tuned in, on ESPN's Nielsen-rated ...


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