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Overnight Ratings: Notre Dame-Michigan Thriller Under The Lights Scores For ESPN

Week One for the NFL led all sports telecasts this past weekend, highlighted by big numbers for Fox’ national window and NBC’s “SNF.” ESPN led all college football telecasts with a 4.8 overnight for Notre Dame-Michigan on Saturday night. That figure is up 7% from a 4.5 for the same matchup on NBC last year. ABC earned a 3.9 overnight for Alabama-Penn State in the 3:30pm window Saturday. The net aired regional coverage in the same window in ’10. The net also aired the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Wonderful Pistachios 400 from Richmond Int’l Raceway on Saturday night, earning a 3.5 overnight, up 25% from a 2.8 last year.

Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"College Football Countdown"
9/10
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.8
NCAA Football: Alabama-Penn State
9/10
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
3.9
"NASCAR Countdown"
9/10
ABC
7:00-7:30pm
2.1
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Wonderful Pistachios 400
9/10
ABC
7:30-11:15pm
3.5
U.S. Open: Men's Semifinal: Djokovic d. Federer
9/10
CBS
12:00-5:30pm
1.9
U.S. Open: Men's Semifinal: Nadal d. Murray
9/10
CBS
5:30-9:16pm
1.8
U.S. Open: Women's Semifinal: S. Williams d. Wozniacki
9/10
CBS
9:51-11:44pm
2.3
MLB: (regional)
9/10
Fox
4:08-7:08pm
1.2
World of Adventure Sports (taped)
9/10
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
Diamond League Track & Field (taped)
9/10
NBC
3:00-4:00pm
0.8
"Dew Tour Countdown"
9/10
NBC
4:00-4:30pm
0.5
Dew Tour: Toyota Challenge
9/10
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.5
NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football (taped)
9/10
NBC
8:00-9:00pm
1.3
"The NFL Today"
9/11
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.8
"NFL on CBS": (singleheader)
9/11
CBS
1:00-4:00pm
10.6
U.S. Open: Women's Final: Stosur d. S. Williams
9/11
CBS
4:30-6:30pm
4.2
"Fox NFL Sunday"
9/11
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.5
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
9/11
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
8.9
"NFL on Fox": Giants-Redskins (63%)
9/11
Fox
4:15-7:30pm
17.1
Rugby World Cup: U.S.-Ireland (taped)
9/11
NBC
1:00-4:00pm
0.7
"Dew Tour Countdown"
9/11
NBC
4:00-4:30pm
0.3
Dew Tour: Toyota Challenge
9/11
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.5
"Football Night in America"
9/11
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
6.8
"Sunday Night Football": Cowboys-Jets
9/11
NBC
8:30-11:45pm
16.9

 

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