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Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN announced Sunday that LSU vs. Oklahoma in the CFP semifinal generated more than 17.2 million viewers:
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Buckeyes-Tigers Audience Sets New Fiesta Bowl, CFP Semifinal Audience Record

The Buckeyes-Tigers showdown delivered a MegaCast audience of 21,151,000 viewers, surpassing last season’s Alabama-Oklahoma CFP Semifinal (Dec. 29, 2018, 8 p.m.) as the most-watched non-New Year’s Day CFP Semifinal. The audience for the Tigers’ victory is also up 10% from when the Fiesta Bowl previously hosted a CFP Semifinal (Dec. 31, 2015), which also featured Clemson and Ohio State on a Saturday evening.

LSU-Oklahoma Audience Peaks in First Half as Tigers Set Largest Halftime Lead in CFP History

The Tigers-Sooners matchup finished with a MegaCast audience of 17,214,000 viewers, up from last year’s similarly-schedule Clemson-Notre Dame CFP Semifinal (Dec. 29, 2018, 4 p.m.). The audience for the LSU victory peaked at 18.9 million viewers in the first half (5:15-5:30 p.m.), as the Tigers jumped out to a 28-7 lead with more than 12 minutes remaining in the first half. LSU would extend the lead to 35 points (49-14) going into halftime, setting a new record for largest halftime lead in CFP history.
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How did we compare to the Fiesta?
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Fiesta averaged 21M, but they had a more favorable time slot
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