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ABC led all college football telecasts over the weekend with a 3.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the Ohio State-Michigan game in the 3:30pm ET window. CBS’ 3:30pm Tennessee-Georgia and Fox’ Texas-Oklahoma State in primetime both got a 2.8 overnight, while ABC’s Wisconsin-Nebraska in primetime got a 2.6 overnight. ESPN’s Ole Miss-Alabama game in the late primetime window was cable TV’s best CFB game of the weekend with a 1.9 overnight, beating out the Florida State-South Florida matchup on ESPN earlier in the night.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NCAA Football: Ohio State-Michigan State9/29ABC3:30-7:00pm3.6 NCAA Football: Wisconsin-Nebraska9/29ABC8:00-11:30pm2.6 "College Football Confidential: Arkansas"9/29CBS1:00-2:00pm0.4 "MLB 2012: Down the Stretch"9/29CBS2:00-3:00pm0.4 "College Football Today"9/29CBS3:00-3:30pm0.8 NCAA Football: Tennessee-Georgia9/29CBS3:30-7:30pm2.8 MLB: (regional)9/29Fox4:00-7:00pm1.1 NCAA Football: Texas-Oklahoma State9/29Fox7:45-11:30pm2.8 Golf: Ryder Cup9/29NBC9:00am-7:45pm3.2 "The NFL Today"9/30CBS12:00-1:00pm2.4 "NFL on CBS": (single)9/30CBS1:00-4:05pm10.4 PBR 15/15 Bucking Battle9/30CBS5:00-6:00pm1.2 "Fox NFL Sunday"9/30Fox12:00-1:00pm3.2 "NFL on Fox": (regional)9/30Fox1:00-4:15pm9.8 "NFL on Fox": Saints-Packers (87%)9/30Fox4:15-7:30pm14.9 Golf: Ryder Cup9/30NBC12:00-6:30pm4.1 "Football Night in America"9/30NBC7:30-8:15pm5.1 "Sunday Night Football": Giants-Eagles9/30NBC8:30-11:30pm15.6