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  • Alabama-LSU on CBS draws best TV rating of college season

, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, shakes hands with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron after their NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. Alabama won 29-0. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

04 of November 2018 17:42:03

CBS says Alabama-LSU in prime time Saturday drew the best overnight television rating for any college football game this season.

The top-ranked Crimson Tide's 29-0 victory against the Tigers, who came into the game ranked No. 4 in the AP Top 25, earned a 6.7 rating. That was up 81 percent from last season's 3.7 rating in prime time.

CBS says the game peaked with an 8.0 rating between 9-9:30 p.m. Eastern.

The previous highest rated game this season was Ohio State at Penn State on Sept. 29, which drew a 5.3 rating on ABC.

Georgia at Kentucky, the first half of CBS' SEC doubleheader, drew a 2.8 rating.

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