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Overnight Ratings: OU-FSU Leads Weekend College Football; BMW Championship Down

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
NCAA Football: Auburn-Clemson
9/17
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
3.2
NCAA Football: (regional)
9/17
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.9
NCAA Football: Oklahoma-Florida State
9/17
ABC
8:00-11:30pm
6.1
Lucas Oil Off Road Pro2 & Pro4 (taped)
9/17
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
"CBS College Football 2011"
9/17
CBS
2:30-3:00pm
0.3
"College Football Today"
9/17
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
NCAA Football: Tennessee-Florida
9/17
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
3.0
MLB: (regional)
9/17
Fox
4:00-7:00pm
1.7
PGA Tour: BMW Championship: Third Round
9/17
NBC
12:00-3:30pm
0.8
NCAA Football: Michigan State-Notre Dame
9/17
NBC
3:30-7:00pm
2.7
"The NFL Today"
9/18
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.5
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
9/18
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
10.0
"NFL on CBS": Chargers-Patriots (74%)
9/18
CBS
4:15-7:30pm
15.1
"Fox NFL Sunday"
9/18
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.6
"NFL on Fox": (single)
9/18
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
13.6
EPL: Chelsea-Manchester United (taped)
9/18
Fox
4:30-6:30pm
1.2
Golf: "Big Break 101" (taped)
9/18
NBC
1:30-2:00pm
0.3
PGA Tour: BMW Championship: Final Round
9/18
NBC
2:00-6:00pm
1.0
"Football Night in America"
9/18
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
7.0
"Sunday Night Football": Eagles-Falcons
9/18
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
15.7

 

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