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Saturday Final Nationals: Big Ten Championship Leads Fox to Win Its Third Consecutive Saturday

College football’s Big Ten Championship (Women 18-34: 1.5/7; Men 18-34: 3.4/16; Women 18-49: 1.8/7; Men 18-49: 4.2/15), which featured the Michigan State Spartans scoring late over the Iowa Hawkeyes propelling them to a 16-13 victory and Big Ten title, gave Fox its third Saturday night win in a row among households (5.0 rating/9 share), total viewers (8.58 million), adults 18-49 (2.5/9), and adults 25-54 (3.0/9).

ABC led among adults 18-34 (2.1/10) and was a close runner-up to Fox in each adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in its “Saturday Night Football(Women 18-34: 1.6/8; Men 18-34: 2.5/12; Women 18-49: 1.7/6; Men 18-49: 2.9/11) telecast of the 2015 ACC Championship (Clemson-North Carolina).

The night’s other original offerings were, as follows:

CBS’s “48 Hours(Women 18-34: 0.5/3; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 0.7/3).

NBC’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946) (Women 18-34: 0.3/1; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 0.8/3; Men 18-49: 0.4/2)

BBC America’s “Doctor Who(852,000 viewers; Women 18-34: 0.28; Men 18-34: 0.24; Women 18-49: 0.29; Men 18-49: 0.33)

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Saturday, December 5, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/8 7298 2.1/10 2.4/9 2.6/8
8:00 Saturday Night Pre Game 2.7/5 4649 1.1/5 1.2/5 1.3/5
8:07 College Football: ACC Championship: Clemson vs. North Carolina (thru 12:11 a.m.) 4.1/8 7919 2.0/10 2.3/9 2.5/8
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 4667 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.1/4
7:54 SEC Championship Post Game 4.4/9 7300 1.5/8 2.1/8 2.6/9
8:07 Crimetime Saturday: NCIS (r) 2.9/5 4341 0.6/3 0.8/3 1.1/3
9:07 Crimetime Saturday: NCIS: New Orleans (r) 3.1/6 4639 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
10:07 48 Hours (thru 11:07) 3.4/6 5042 0.5/2 1.0/3 1.3/4
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.2/4 3411 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
8:00 Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) 2.2/4 3411 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/9 8580 2.0/10 2.5/9 3.0/9
8:11 Big Ten Championship Pre Kick 3.7/7 6379 1.6/8 1.9/8 2.1/7
8:19 College Football: Big Ten Championship: Michigan State vs. Iowa (thru 11:56) 5.7/11 9818 2.4/11 3.0/11 3.5/11
10:59 College Football Post Gun (thru 11:03) 3.8/7 6496 1.6/7 2.0/7 2.6/7
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.5/1 908 0.3/1
6:00 Teleton USA 0.5/1 862 0.3/1
10:00 Teleton USA (thru 3:39 a.m.) 0.5/1 911 0.3/2

Cable Rankings – Saturday 12/05/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Saturday, December 5:


  1. Movie: “Elf” (2003) (ABC Family, 7:15 p.m.): 3.721 million

  2. Collection from Hallmark Hall of Fame: “Just in Time for Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 3.462

  3. Movie: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) (ABC Family, 9:30 p.m.): 2.785

  4. “College Football: Pac-12 Championship: USC vs. Stanford” (ESPN, 7:45-11:16 p.m.; 1.65 household rating): 2.582

  5. Movie: “Crown for Christmas” (Hallmark, 10 p.m.): 2.547

  6. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 1.986

  7. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.892

  8. “Nick Hoho Holiday Special” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.): 1.869

  9. Movie: “Flight Before Christmas” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.): 1.767

  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9:30 p.m.): 1.607

  11. “Frosty’s Winter Wonderland” (Disney Channel, 8:30 p.m.): 1.488

  12. “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 1.405

  13. “Property Bros. Home on the Ranch” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.371

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 8 p.m.): 1.335

  15. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.318

  16. “Make It Pop” (Nickelodeon, 9 p.m.): 1.273

  17. “Property Bros. Home on the Ranch” (HGTV, 8 p.m.): 1.253

  18. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 9 p.m.): 1.250

  19. “House Hunters Renovation” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.236

  20. Movie: “The Hunger Games” (2012) (TNT, 8 p.m.): 1.999


For the entire week of November 30-December 6, 2015 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is +2 percent in total viewership (1.017 million vs. 0.997 million) and -1 percent among Adults 18-49 (604,000 vs. 612,000) from one week earlier; the network is also -12 percent in total viewership (1.017 million vs. 1.158 million) and -6 percent among Adults 18-49 (604,000 vs. 642,000) from the same week one year ago (December 1-7, 2014). (tvmediainsights.com)

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TIME PROGRAM HH VWRS
(000)
A1849
rtg
8:00 The Oblongs (r) 0.45 654 0.23
8:30 King of the Hill (r) 0.45 622 0.24
9:00 King of the Hill (r) 0.59 785 0.31
9:30 The Cleveland Show (r) 0.68 914 0.37
10:00 The Cleveland Show (r) 0.76 1008 0.42
10:30 American Dad (r) 0.94 1318 0.57
11:00 Family Guy (r) 1702 0.67
11:30 Family Guy (r) 1726 0.72

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TIME PROGRAM VWRS
(000)
A1849
rtg
A1849
(000)
12:00a Dragon Ball Z Kai 1452 0.59 752
12:30a Akame Ga Kill 1253 0.51 649
1:00a Parasyte: The Maxim 1092 0.43 545
1:30a Michiko & Hatchin 925 0.39 493
2:00a Naruto: Shippuden 901 0.40 505
2:30a One Piece 761 0.32 412
3:00a Kill La Kill (r) 710 0.30 382






TIME PROGRAM VWRS
(000)
A1849
rtg
3:30a The Cleveland Show (r) 538 0.22
4:00a The Cleveland Show (r) 604 0.24
4:30a American Dad (r) 654 0.27
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 576 0.24
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 563 0.23

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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