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Overnight Nielsen Ratings: Fox' UEFA Champions League Final Up 64% From '10

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While the Indianapolis 500 led all weekend sports telecasts in overnight Nielsen ratings, it was the NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 that ended up on top in fast national ratings. NBC began its weekend French Open coverage, with both Saturday and Sunday coverage seeing dips in overnight ratings compared to last year. The network's final round of the Senior PGA Championship (0.7 overnight) on Sunday was also down from a 0.9 rating last year. Fox earned a 1.8 overnight for Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, which saw FC Barcelona defeat Manchester United in the network's second-ever soccer broadcast. That rating is up 64% from the net’s inaugural soccer telecast last year, which saw Inter Milan defeat Bayern Munich. ESPN in ‘09 aired the FC Barcelona-Manchester United final, which earned a 1.0 overnight on a Wednesday afternoon. CBS' coverage of the PGA Tour HP Byron Nelson Championship was flat in overnights on both Saturday and Sunday.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"NASCAR Countdown"
5/28
ABC
2:00-2:30pm
0.7
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Top Gear 300
5/28
ABC
3:00-6:00pm
1.4
"Ultimate Barbecue Showdown"
5/28
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.6
PGA Tour: HP Byron Nelson Championship: Third Round
5/28
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.1
UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United-FC Barcelona
5/28
Fox
2:00-4:00pm
1.8
MLB: (regional)
5/28
Fox
7:00-10:30pm
2.8
French Open: Third Round (taped)
5/28
NBC
12:00-3:00pm
0.9
Senior PGA Championship: Third Round
5/28
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
0.6
"The Indianapolis 500: A Centennial Celebration"
5/29
ABC
11:00am-12:00pm
1.9
Izod IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500
5/29
ABC
12:00-3:45pm
4.3
"Hot Wheels Fearless at the 500"
5/29
ABC
3:45-4:15pm
1.8
PGA Tour: HP Byron Nelson Championship: Final Round
5/29
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.6
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600
5/29
Fox
6:00pm
4.0
French Open: Round of 16 (taped)
5/29
NBC
12:00-3:15pm
1.0
Senior PGA Championship: Final Round
5/29
NBC
3:15-6:00pm
0.7

 

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