Iron Bowl becomes highest-rated college football game of the season

The Iron Bowl on Saturday was the most-watched game on any network this season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch.

The game, which ended in a 26-14 win for No. 6 Auburn over No. 1 Alabama, recorded a 7.8 overnight ranking.

Deitsch also reported the Ohio State-Michigan game from Saturday drew an overnight rating of 6.7, the best metered market rating for a regular-season college football game on Fox.

Auburn will face Georgia in the SEC Championship game on Saturday at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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