The Celebration Bowl earned a solid rating on the first day of the college bowl season.

The North Carolina A&T-Alcorn State game drew a 1.9 overnight rating on ABC Saturday afternoon, according to Sports Media Watch.

The 1.9 rating was the second highest of the day, only trailing the Las Vegas Bowl featuring rivals Utah and BYU.

Saturday overnight final ratings: courtesy ShowBuzz Daily

1.89 rating ABC 12:00 pm Celebration Bowl Alcorn State vs North Carolina A&T
1.40 rating ESPN 2:00 pm New Mexico Bowl Arizona vs New Mexico
2.41 rating ABC 3:30 pm Las Vegas Bowl BYU vs Utah
1.37 rating ESPN 5:30 pm Camellia Bowl Ohio vs Appalachian State
0.95 rating ESPN 9:00 pm New Orleans Bowl Arkansas State vs Louisiana Tech

Kendrick Marshall
Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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  2. […] The inaugural Celebration Bowl in 2015 between Alcorn State and North Carolina A&T drew a 1.9 overnight rating. […]

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