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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) walks off of the field after the loss to LSU at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday November 9, 2019.

Alabama's 46-41 loss to LSU on Saturday was the highest-rated college football regular-season game in eight years, according to CBS Sports, which broadcast the contest.

In a news release distributed this afternoon, the Saturday game scored a fast national household rating/share of a 9.7/24, which is up 47 percent over last year's 6.6/13 rating/share for the game. That contest, an Alabama 29-0 victory over LSU, took place in primetime.

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