What were you doing during overtime of the 2021 Iron Bowl? Four out of five of us in the Magic City were watching the 24-22 (4OT) Alabama victory over Auburn.
According to longtime Birmingham sports broadcaster Ryan Brown at The Next Round .up to 80% of television viewers in the Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa market tuned in to watch the instant classic overtime game at Jordan-Hare.
More astounding numbers. CBS Sports PR reports this year’s Iron Bowl garnered 55% more viewers than in 2020. Paramount+ , CBS’s live sports streaming also declared the 2021 version of the Iron Bowl as its most streamed college football game ever.
High TV ratings in the Birmingham Metro area, especially for the first overtime game between the two in-state rivals should come as no surprise. The Magic City is crazy about football and sports.
As we reported back in January 2021, Birmingham has been ESPN’s top ranked television market for 12 consecutive years.
Where Were You?
Whether your favorite team won or lost, years from now folks are going to ask… where were you? Tell us your 2021 Iron Bowl story. We want to hear from you. Tag us on social media @bhamnow