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BCS a ratings hit, outside NY

As expected, the BCS Championship Game is on pace to set new cable TV ratings records.

First up: Overnight ratings from 56 major markets.

The game averaged a cable-record 16.1 percent of homes, led by Birmingham (67.0 percent!) and Portland (37.5).

Where did New York rank? Dead last, at 8.1.

Tags: BCS , ESPN

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