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Overnights: Nebraska-Penn State Marks ESPN's Best Noon CFB Game On Record

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
College Football: (regional)
11/12
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
1.6
College Football: (regional)
11/12
ABC
3:30-7:15pm
3.5
College Football: Oregon-Stanford
11/12
ABC
8:00-11:45pm
5.9
College Football: Florida-South Carolina
11/12
CBS
12:00-3:30pm
1.9
College Football: Auburn-Georgia
11/12
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
2.8
"UFC on Fox": Junior Dos Santos d. Cain Velasquez
11/12
Fox
9:00-10:00pm
3.5
"World of Adventure Sports" (taped)
11/12
NBC
4:00-5:00pm
0.4
"Dew Tour Highlight Show" (taped)
11/12
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.5
College Football: Maryland-Notre Dame
11/12
NBC
7:30-11:00pm
1.4
"The NFL Today"
11/13
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.7
"NFL on CBS": (single)
11/13
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
11.9
"Courage in Sports Awards" (taped)
11/13
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
1.5
"Fox NFL Sunday"
11/13
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.5
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
11/13
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
9.1
"NFL on Fox": Giants-49ers (70%)
11/13
Fox
4:15-7:30pm
17.2
"The OT"
11/13
Fox
7:30-8:00pm
8.3
Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix (taped)
11/13
NBC
2:00-4:00pm
0.8
Figure Skating: Fashion On Ice (taped)
11/13
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
1.1
"Football Night In America"
11/13
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.3
"Sunday Night Football": Patriots-Jets
11/13
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
14.5
 

 

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