It turns out 65-7 blowouts aren't exactly great for television ratings.

Stewart Mandel of The Athletic reported Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship game between Georgia and TCU drew 17.2 million viewers, which was the lowest number for a title game in the BCS or CFP era.

Georgia essentially secured the win before halftime and never looked back in the 58-point throttling.

What makes the record-low television ratings all the more notable is how different they could have looked if the CFP semifinals unfolded slightly differently.

Georgia escaped its matchup against Ohio State with a one-point win. Had kicker Noah Ruggles made his field goal in the final seconds, it would have been the Buckeyes in the national title game.