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New York rates last for Rose Bowl

Wide receiver Rashad Greene of the Florida State

Wide receiver Rashad Greene of the Florida State Seminoles is tackled by the Oregon Ducks in the third quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Credit: Getty Images

The inaugural college football playoff semifinals predictably were a ratings hit for ESPN, in spite of Oregon's 59-20 blowout of Florida State in the Rose Bowl.

The Rose Bowl averaged 15.5 percent of homes in major markets and the Sugar Bowl between Alabama and Ohio State averaged 15.3.

Birmingham ranked first among the 56 markets measured by Nielsen for both games, with 39.6 percent of homes for the Rose and 50.2 for the Sugar.

New York ranked 56th - dead last - among major markets for the Rose Bowl with an average rating of 9.0 and 54th for the Sugar at 9.1.

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