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Overnight Ratings: ESPN Earns 1.7 Overnight For Syracuse Basketball's First Loss

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"The Big Time: Episode 1"
1/21
ABC
3:00-4:00pm
0.4
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
1/21
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
1.0
NCAA Basketball: Alabama-Kentucky
1/21
CBS
12:00-2:15pm
1.5
NCAA Basketball: Michigan-Arkansas
1/21
CBS
2:15-4:00pm
1.4
NCAA Basketball: (regional)
1/21
CBS
4:00-6:15pm
1.5
Red Bull Signature Series: Crashed Ice (taped)
1/21
NBC
2:00-4:00pm
0.7
Winter Dew Tour: Countdown to Pantech Invitational
1/21
NBC
4:00-4:30pm
0.5
Winter Dew Tour: Pantech Invitational
1/21
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.7
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
1/22
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
1.1
"NFL Championship Chase"
1/22
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
3.0
"The NFL Today"
1/22
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
7.9
AFC Championship: Patriots-Ravens
1/22
CBS
3:00-6:15pm
29.1
EPL: Manchester United-Arsenal
1/22
Fox
11:00m-1:00pm
0.9
"Fox NFL Sunday"
1/22
Fox
6:00-6:45pm
13.2
NFC Championship: Giants-49ers
1/22
Fox
6:45-10:45pm
33.4
NHL: Capitals-Penguins
1/22
NBC
12:30-3:15pm
1.1
Winter Dew Tour: Countdown to Pantech Invitational
1/22
NBC
3:15-3:30pm
0.3
Winter Dew Tour: Pantech Invitational
1/22
NBC
3:30-5:00pm
0.4
Int'l Auto Show (taped)
1/22
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.7

 

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