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Overnight Ratings: ESPN Up With Italy-Spain Match; Sharapova Win Flat

ESPN's Game Seven of the Heat-Celtics series led all weekend sports overnight Nielsen ratings. The net also saw a strong number yesterday for the Spain-Italy UEFA Euro 2012 match. The 1.7 rating for the game was higher than any overnight during the '08 tournament, excluding the final on ABC. TNT aired its first of six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts yesterday, earning a 3.2 overnight for Joey Logano's win at the Pocono 400. That figure is up 7% from a 3.0 overnight for each of the last two years. NBC earned a 1.7 overnight for Maria Sharapova's win over Sara Errani at the French Open on Saturday morning. That figure is flat compared to last year's women's final, which saw Li Na defeat Francesca Schiavone. NBC's Rafael Nadal-Novak Djokovic men's final yesterday, which was suspended due to rain, averaged a 2.0 overnight. The match was averaged a a 2.4 overnight before the first rain delay. Last year's final, which saw Nadal defeat Federer, earned a 2.6 overnight.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
French Open: Men's Semifinal
6/8
NBC
11:00am-2:00pm
1.0
"Ball Boys" (sports memorabilia reality show)
6/9
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.3
"Ball Boys" (sports memorabilia reality show)
6/9
ABC
3:30-4:00pm
0.4
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
6/9
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
High School Slam Dunk,
3-Point Championship (taped)
6/9
CBS
1:30-3:00pm
0.4
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic: Third Round
6/9
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.4
MLB: (regional)
6/9
Fox
7:15-10:30pm
2.6

French Open: Women's Final:
Maria Sharapova-Sara Errani

6/9
NBC
9:00am-12:00pm
1.7
Gymnastics: Visa Championships
6/9
NBC
1:00-3:00pm
1.0
Track & Field: adidas Grand Prix
6/9
NBC
3:00-4:30pm
1.6
Belmont Stakes (pre-race)
6/9
NBC
4:30-5:00pm
2.1
Belmont Stakes (pre-race)
6/9
NBC
5:00-6:15pm
3.1
Belmont Stakes (race segment)
6/9
NBC
6:15-7:00pm
5.4
Belmont Stakes (total telecast)
6/9
NBC
4:30-7:00pm
4.0
NHL Stanley Cup Final: Kings-Devils: Game Five
6/9
NBC
8:00-11:00pm
2.6
"Ball Boys" (sports memorabilia reality show)
6/10
ABC
5:00-5:30pm
0.6
"Ball Boys" (sports memorabilia reality show)
6/10
ABC
5:30-6:00pm
0.8
"Kings of the Court" (taped)
6/10
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.4
Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 (taped)
6/10
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Classic: Final Round
6/10
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
2.0
F1: Grand Prix of Canada
6/10
Fox
2:00-4:00pm
0.8
French Open: Men's Final: Nadal-Djokovic*
6/10
NBC
9:00am-2:15pm
2.0
Gymnastics: Visa Championships : Ladies' Final
6/10
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
1.6
 

NOTE: * = Match was suspended due to rain in the fourth set. Play resumed Monday morning.

 

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