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ESPN's Florida-Texas A&M matchup led all college football ratings over the weekend with a 2.9 overnight in the 3:30pm ET window on Saturday. ABC also earned a 2.8 overnight for its 3:30pm regional window, which featured USC-Syracuse and Air Force-Michigan. NBC aired its first Notre Dame football telecast of the season, with the matchup against Purdue earning a 2.1 overnight. That figure is down from a 2.4 rating for the net's first telecast last year, which featured a matchup against South Florida. The net also earned a 2.6 for the final round of the PGA Tour BMW Championship, which saw Rory McIlroy win his second FedExCup Playoff event this year. The round also saw Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods in contention. Last year, the net earned a 1.0 overnight for the final round, which aired during Week 2 of the NFL season.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NCAA Football: Penn State-Syracuse9/8ABC12:00-3:30pm2.2 NCAA Football: (regional)9/8ABC3:30-8:00pm2.8 NASCAR Sprint Cup:
Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond)*9/8ABC9:30pm-1:45am2.9
U.S. Open: Men's semifinal:
Andy Murray d. Tomas Berdych9/8CBS12:00-4:30pm1.3
U.S. Open: Men's semifinal:
Novak Djokovic d. David Ferrer**9/8CBS4:30-5:15pm1.4
MLB: (regional)9/8Fox4:00-7:00pm1.4 NCAA Football: Nebraska-UCLA9/8Fox7:30-10:00pm2.4 PGA Tour: FedExCup Playoffs:
BMW Championship: Third Round9/8NBC12:00-3:30pm1.8
NCAA Football: Purdue-Notre Dame9/8NBC3:30-7:00pm2.1 "The NFL Today"9/9CBS12:00-1:00pm2.9 "NFL on CBS": (single)9/9CBS1:00-4:05pm10.4 U.S. Open: Women's final:
Serena Williams d. Victoria Azarenka**9/9CBS4:00-7:00pm3.9
"Fox NFL Sunday"9/9Fox12:00-1:00pm3.7 "NFL on Fox": (regional)9/9Fox1:00-4:15pm10.2 "NFL on Fox": 49ers-Packers (87%)9/9Fox4:15-7:30pm17.2 "Road to the Ryder Cup"9/9NBC1:00-1:30pm0.3 "Golf Central Live"9/9NBC1:30-2:00pm0.4 PGA Tour: FedExCup Playoffs:
BMW Championship: Final Round9/9NBC2:00-6:00pm2.6
"Football Night in America"9/9NBC7:30-8:15pm4.7 "Sunday Night Football": Steelers-Broncos9/9NBC8:30-11:30pm18.0
NOTES: * = Race featured two rain delays; telecast aired from 9:30-10:45pm and 11:45pm-1:45am. ** = Inclement weather forced early end to second men's semifinal on Saturday. Match concluded on Sunday on ESPN2. Weather also moved women's final from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon.