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Saturday Ratings: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin on the Big Ten Championship Lifts Fox to Solid Victory

SATURDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, December 2, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

Fox: 11.58 million, ABC: 5.55, CBS: 3.24, NBC: 2.73

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 3.2 rating/13 share, ABC: 1.6/ 7, CBS: 0.6/ 2, NBC: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 5.56 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait (R)
Viewers: 3.49 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Will & Grace (R)
Viewers: 1.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 10.53 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/12 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 6.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Man With a Plan (R)
Viewers: 2.84 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Superstore (R)
Viewers: 2.03 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2c(#4)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 12.37 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/13 (#1)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 6.11 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 3.22 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Dateline (R)
Viewers: 3.11 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3t)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 11.79 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/13 (#1)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 5.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 3.28 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

NBC – Dateline (R)
Viewers: 3.45 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 11.38 million (#1), A18-49: 3.2/13 (#1)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 5.37 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 3.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 2.94 million (42), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 10.96 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/13 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – College Football – ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Miami
Viewers: 4.18 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 3.39 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 2.96 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3)

Fox – College Football – Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Viewers: 12.42 million (#1), A18-49: 3.8/16 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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