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Overnight Ratings: Fox Leads All College Football Telecasts With Texas-USC Thriller

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Fox led all college football broadcasts on the weekend with a 3.5 overnight rating for USC's double-OT win over Texas on Saturday night. While leading all CFB broadcasts this weekend, the number is down 8% from a 3.8 overnight for the comparable Ohio State-Oklahoma game in '16, which drew a 3.8 over...

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