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Weekend sports telecasts were led by the NFL Conference Championships, which earned big numbers once again. Outside of football, the weekend was led by a 1.7 overnight earned by both ESPN's T'Wolves-Clippers on Friday night and the net's Syracuse-Notre Dame men's basketball game on Saturday night, which marked the Orange's first loss of the season. ESPN also earned a 1.6 overnight for Florida State's win on Saturday afternoon, which marked Duke's first loss at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 45 games. On Sunday, Fox' first live EPL match on Sunday earned a 0.9 overnight, while NBC earned a 1.1 rating for Capitals-Penguins. ESPN2"s top Australian Open window over the weekend was a 0.5 overnight on Saturday from 9:15pm-3:30am ET for Round of 16 action.
Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. "The Big Time: Episode 1"1/21ABC3:00-4:00pm0.4 "ESPN Sports Saturday"1/21ABC4:00-6:00pm1.0 NCAA Basketball: Alabama-Kentucky1/21CBS12:00-2:15pm1.5 NCAA Basketball: Michigan-Arkansas1/21CBS2:15-4:00pm1.4 NCAA Basketball: (regional)1/21CBS4:00-6:15pm1.5 Red Bull Signature Series: Crashed Ice (taped)1/21NBC2:00-4:00pm0.7 Winter Dew Tour: Countdown to Pantech Invitational1/21NBC4:00-4:30pm0.5 Winter Dew Tour: Pantech Invitational1/21NBC4:30-6:00pm0.7 Monster Energy AMA Supercross1/22CBS12:00-1:00pm1.1 "NFL Championship Chase"1/22CBS1:00-2:00pm3.0 "The NFL Today"1/22CBS2:00-3:00pm7.9 AFC Championship: Patriots-Ravens1/22CBS3:00-6:15pm29.1 EPL: Manchester United-Arsenal1/22Fox11:00m-1:00pm0.9 "Fox NFL Sunday"1/22Fox6:00-6:45pm13.2 NFC Championship: Giants-49ers1/22Fox6:45-10:45pm33.4 NHL: Capitals-Penguins1/22NBC12:30-3:15pm1.1 Winter Dew Tour: Countdown to Pantech Invitational1/22NBC3:15-3:30pm0.3 Winter Dew Tour: Pantech Invitational1/22NBC3:30-5:00pm0.4 Int'l Auto Show (taped)1/22NBC5:00-6:00pm0.7