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ESPN’s Nebraska-Penn State telecast on Saturday earned a 3.8 overnight Nielsen rating, marking the net’s highest-rated college football game in the 12:00pm ET window on record (dating back to ’01). The previous season-high had been a 3.6 overnight for the Oct. 15 Michigan-Michigan State game. The Nebraska-PSU game topped CBS’ Florida-South Carolina (1.9 rating) and ABC’s regionalized coverage (1.6 rating) in the same window. ABC’s Oregon-Stanford game on Saturday night earned a 5.9 overnight, marking the highest-rated non-NFL sports telecast over the weekend. The game aired opposite the debut of “UFC on Fox,” NBC’s Maryland-Notre Dame football game and the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez PPV bout. ESPN also scored well with its North Carolina-Michigan State Quicken Loans Carrier Classic, averaging a 2.4 overnight on Friday. The net’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 from Phoenix Int’l Raceway earned a 2.7 overnight yesterday afternoon, up 12.5% from the same race last year.
Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. College Football: (regional)11/12ABC12:00-3:30pm1.6 College Football: (regional)11/12ABC3:30-7:15pm3.5 College Football: Oregon-Stanford11/12ABC8:00-11:45pm5.9 College Football: Florida-South Carolina11/12CBS12:00-3:30pm1.9 College Football: Auburn-Georgia11/12CBS3:30-7:00pm2.8 "UFC on Fox": Junior Dos Santos d. Cain Velasquez11/12Fox9:00-10:00pm3.5 "World of Adventure Sports" (taped)11/12NBC4:00-5:00pm0.4 "Dew Tour Highlight Show" (taped)11/12NBC5:00-6:00pm0.5 College Football: Maryland-Notre Dame11/12NBC7:30-11:00pm1.4 "The NFL Today"11/13CBS12:00-1:00pm2.7 "NFL on CBS": (single)11/13CBS1:00-4:05pm11.9 "Courage in Sports Awards" (taped)11/13CBS5:00-6:00pm1.5 "Fox NFL Sunday"11/13Fox12:00-1:00pm3.5 "NFL on Fox": (regional)11/13Fox1:00-4:15pm9.1 "NFL on Fox": Giants-49ers (70%)11/13Fox4:15-7:30pm17.2 "The OT"11/13Fox7:30-8:00pm8.3 Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix (taped)11/13NBC2:00-4:00pm0.8 Figure Skating: Fashion On Ice (taped)11/13NBC4:00-6:00pm1.1 "Football Night In America"11/13NBC7:30-8:15pm5.3 "Sunday Night Football": Patriots-Jets11/13NBC8:30-11:30pm14.5