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BCS draws record cable rating

Updated: January 11, 2011, 12:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon attracted the top overnight metered cable television rating ever.

The game drew a 16.1 overnight rating in its first year on ESPN. That's 12 percent less than the 18.2 rating Fox drew last year. ESPN is available in 15 percent fewer homes.

It is higher than the 14.4 rating ESPN drew for a Monday Night Football game last year between New England and New Orleans. That was the previous high. ...

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