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ABC's Oklahoma-Florida State telecast on Saturday night led all college football games over the weekend with a 6.1 overnight Nielsen rating. The same window last year featured regional coverage that earned a 4.9 overnight. The net also earned a 2.9 overnight for regional coverage in the 3:30pm ET window, up 11.5% from last year. ESPN earned a 2.7 overnight for Ohio State-Miami, also on Saturday night. That overnight is flat compared to Clemson-Auburn in the same window last year. CBS began its coverage of SEC football with Tennessee-Florida earning a 3.0 overnight, down 14.3% from the same matchup last year. Fox aired the first-ever EPL match on U.S. broadcast TV on Sunday afternoon, with the tape-delayed Chelsea-Manchester United match earning a 1.2 overnight rating. The game drew a 0.4 overnight live on Fox Soccer. NBC earned a 1.0 overnight yesterday for Justin Rose's two-shot win at the PGA Tour BMW Championship, down 37.5% from Dustin Johnson's win last year and down 60% from Tiger Woods' win in '09.
Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NCAA Football: Auburn-Clemson9/17ABC12:00-3:30pm3.2 NCAA Football: (regional)9/17ABC3:30-7:00pm2.9 NCAA Football: Oklahoma-Florida State9/17ABC8:00-11:30pm6.1 Lucas Oil Off Road Pro2 & Pro4 (taped)9/17CBS2:00-3:00pm0.3 "CBS College Football 2011"9/17CBS2:30-3:00pm0.3 "College Football Today"9/17CBS3:00-3:30pm0.7 NCAA Football: Tennessee-Florida9/17CBS3:30-7:00pm3.0 MLB: (regional)9/17Fox4:00-7:00pm1.7 PGA Tour: BMW Championship: Third Round9/17NBC12:00-3:30pm0.8 NCAA Football: Michigan State-Notre Dame9/17NBC3:30-7:00pm2.7 "The NFL Today"9/18CBS12:00-1:00pm2.5 "NFL on CBS": (regional)9/18CBS1:00-4:15pm10.0 "NFL on CBS": Chargers-Patriots (74%)9/18CBS4:15-7:30pm15.1 "Fox NFL Sunday"9/18Fox12:00-1:00pm3.6 "NFL on Fox": (single)9/18Fox1:00-4:05pm13.6 EPL: Chelsea-Manchester United (taped)9/18Fox4:30-6:30pm1.2 Golf: "Big Break 101" (taped)9/18NBC1:30-2:00pm0.3 PGA Tour: BMW Championship: Final Round9/18NBC2:00-6:00pm1.0 "Football Night in America"9/18NBC7:30-8:15pm7.0 "Sunday Night Football": Eagles-Falcons9/18NBC8:30-11:30pm15.7