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Overnight Ratings: ABC's Regionalized Window Tops Weekend College Football

ABC’s regional college football coverage in the 3:30pm ET window on Saturday led all college football telecasts over the weekend with a 4.1 overnight Nielsen rating. The window featured Ohio State’s upset of Illinois and Oklahoma State’s blowout win over Texas. ESPN’s Michigan-Michigan State telecast topped all games on cable with a 3.6 overnight in the 12:00pm window. The net’s Florida-Auburn game earned a 2.6 overnight opposite Fox’ series-clinching ALCS Game Six (5.0 overnight) and ABC’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 on Saturday night. CBS saw a slight uptick for their SEC football coverage, with the LSU-Tennessee game up slightly from Arkansas-Auburn last year. ABC’s coverage of the Izod IndyCar Series World Championships yesterday, which was marred by the death of driver Dan Wheldon, averaged a 1.5 overnight rating.

The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"College Football Countdown"
10/15
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
1.1
College Football: (regional)
10/15
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
4.1
"NASCAR Countdown"
10/15
ABC
7:00-7:30pm
2.6
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bank of America 500 (Charlotte)
10/15
ABC
7:30-11:00pm
3.0
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing (taped)
10/15
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
"College Football Today"
10/15
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.6
College Football: LSU-Tennessee
10/15
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
2.8
ALCS: Rangers-Tigers: Game Six
10/15
Fox
8:00-11:30pm
5.0
World Gymnastics Championships: (taped)
10/15
NBC
1:00-3:00pm
1.0
"Dew Tour Countdown"
10/15
NBC
3:00-3:30pm
0.6
Dew Tour Championships
10/15
NBC
3:30-5:00pm
0.5
Horse Racing: The Queen Elizabeth II (Keeneland)
10/15
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.7
"IndyCar Countdown"
10/16
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.3
Izod IndyCar Series World Championships (Las Vegas)
10/16
ABC
3:30-6:30pm
1.5
"The NFL Today"
10/16
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.3
"NFL on CBS": (single)
10/16
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
9.9
PBR: Cooper Tires Invitational (taped)
10/16
CBS
4:30-5:30pm
1.2
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/16
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.4
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
10/16
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
12.4
"NFL on Fox": Cowboys-Patriots (88%)
10/16
Fox
4:15-7:30pm
19.1
"The OT"
10/16
Fox
7:30-8:00pm
9.1
World Gymnastics Championships: (taped)
10/16
NBC
2:00-4:00pm
0.8
"Dew Tour Countdown"
10/16
NBC
4:00-4:30pm
0.5
Dew Tour Championships
10/16
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.5
"Football Night in America"
10/16
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.0
"Sunday Night Football": Vikings-Bears
10/16
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
11.2

 

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