Ratings for Fox’s 3 BCS bowls hold steady

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NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the three BCS bowls on Fox stayed the same as last year.

The Sugar, Fiesta and Orange bowls averaged a 7.9 rating and 13 share. Iowa’s 24-14 win over Georgia Tech in Tuesday’s Orange Bowl earned a 6.8/11, up 26 percent from the record low for Cincinnati-Virginia Tech last season.

The Fiesta Bowl between teams from non-BCS conferences held its own: Boise State’s 17-10 win over TCU on Monday drew an 8.2/13. That’s the fifth-highest rating among the 12 non-championship BCS games that Fox has aired, but down 21 percent from last year’s Texas-Ohio State game.

Ratings represent the percentage of all households with televisions tuned into a program, and shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.


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