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Arkansas-Missouri lowest-rated game of the year for CBS
Missouri's Gary Pinkel, right, congratulates Arkansas' Bret Bielema, left, after an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas beat Missouri 28-3. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas-Missouri was the lowest-rated college football game on CBS this season.
Last Friday's game earned a 1.3 rating. That is half of the 2.6 rating the game scored last year when the Tigers were playing for the SEC East championship and down from a 2.8 rating for the Razorbacks' Black Friday game at LSU two years ago, according to Sports Media Watch.
CBS' previous lowest-rated broadcast this season had been 1.7 for a game between Georgia and Vanderbilt in September. A rating is the percentage of TV-watching households that tunes in to a program.
Arkansas-Missouri went up against one of the most-watched games of the week - a matchup between undefeated Iowa and Nebraska. That game scored a 3.5 rating for ABC, giving the network its highest Black Friday rating for a college football game in nine years.
Among metered games, the Missouri game was Arkansas' second lowest-rated of the season, ahead of the season-opener against UTEP. Viewers are not measured for games on the SEC Network, which aired the Razorbacks' games against Toledo, Auburn and Tennessee-Martin.
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