ESPN's ratings for the college football national championship game The national title game drew a million viewers on ESPN, down 23% from the championship. . The NFL Network will re-air Super Bowl I on Jan. Get the latest NCAA college football news, scores, stats, standings, and more from ESPN. Ohio State's victory in the first championship game of the College Football Playoff produced ESPN's highest overnight rating ever. Jan 13, million for Florida State's win over Auburn last year in the final title game of the BCS era. Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program.