FOX powered through on Saturday evening with the Big Ten Championship Game from Indianapolis where the Michigan State Spartans defeated Ohio State, snapping the Ohio State 24 game win streak, and winning a trip to the Rose Bowl. The game was watched by 11.63 million.
CBS, with the post game of the SEC Championship which saw Auburn beat Missouri and advance to the BCS Championship Game, drew 8.24 million. At 830P, a ‘Mike & Molly’ rerun drew 3.62 million. At 9P, ’48 Hours Presents: Nelson Mandela: Father of a Nation; drew 2.78 million while the Utah State vs Fresno State game at 10P drew 1.87 milion viewers.
ABC’s ACC Championship Football Game which saw Florida State crush Duke and advance to play Auburn in the BCS Championship Game, drew 5.76 million viewers.
NBC’s rerun of ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ at 8P drew 2.86 million. At 9P, a rerun of ‘The Blacklist’ drew 2.45 million while a rerun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ drew 3.04 million at 10P.
For the record, FOX crushed the competition with 11.632 million viewers. ABC finished #2 with 5.757 million. CBS came in a distant 3rd with 3.525 million while NBC finished last with 2.7 million.
ACROSS THE POND:
The top program again was BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ which pulled in a huge 10.3 million viewers (44.7% share of audience) which peaked at 11.3 million on Saturday evening. Unfortunately for the network, ‘Atlantis’ could not hold its own as it pulled in only 4.03 million at 815P.
But ITV took the honors for top network as ‘The X Factor’ powered with 8.29 million viewers (35.3%) at 815P and ‘I’m A Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here’ finished with 8.37 million (38.7%) at 945P.
As you can see, on Saturday evening, people were…