NCAA Settles Concussion Lawsuit Michele Roberts Elected NBPA Exec Dir Bucks Name McDonough CFO AECOM Formally Acquires Hunt Construction Group Judge Rules In Favor Of Shelly Sterling Should ESPN Further Discipline Smith? Rousey To Be Face Of UFC's First Outfitting Deal Classified Advertisements Executive Transactions Big Ten's Delany Addresses Push For Autonomy
SBD/October 8, 2012/Research and RatingsPrint All
CBS led all college football telecasts over the weekend with a 4.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the LSU-Florida game, marking the net’s best SEC regular-season overnight in the 3:30pm ET window since Georgia-Auburn earned a 5.4 rating in November ’10. Fox earned a 3.2 overnight for the West Virginia-Texas matchup on Saturday night, beating out both Nebraska-Ohio State on ABC and Miami-Notre Dame on NBC. The 2.4 overnight for Miami-Notre Dame also marks NBC's third-best rating for a primetime Notre Dame game.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. "College Football Countdown"10/6ABC3:00-3:30pmn/a NCAA Football: (regional)10/6ABC3:30-7:00pm1.9 NCAA Football: Nebraska-Ohio State10/6ABC8:00-11:15pm3.1 NCAA Football: Navy-Air Force10/6CBS11:30am-3:00pm1.2 "College Football Today"10/6CBS3:00-3:30pm1.4 NCAA Football: LSU-Florida10/6CBS3:30-7:00pm4.7 NCAA Football: Arizona-Stanford10/6Fox3:30-7:00pm1.0 NCAA Football: West Virginia-Texas10/6Fox7:45-11:00pm3.2 Red Bull Signature Series: Joy Ride (taped)10/6NBC1:30-3:30pm0.5 MLS: Fire-Red Bulls10/6NBC3:30-6:00pm0.4 NCAA Football: Miami-Notre Dame10/6NBC7:30-11:00pm2.4 "The NFL Today"10/7CBS12:00-1:00pm2.6 "NFL on CBS": (regional)10/7CBS1:00-4:15pm9.3 "NFL on CBS": Broncos-Patriots (81%)10/7CBS4:15-7:30pm15.7 "Fox NFL Sunday"10/7Fox12:00-1:00pm3.3 "NFL on Fox": (single)10/7Fox1:00-4:00pm12.5 EPL: Manchester United-Newcastle United (taped)10/7Fox4:00-6:00pm1.1 PBR: Philadelphia Invitational (taped)10/7NBC2:00-3:30pm0.5 UCI Road Cycling World Championships (taped)10/7NBC3:30-4:30pm0.3 America's Cup World Series (taped)10/7NBC4:30-6:00pm0.6 "Football Night in America"10/7NBC7:30-8:15pm5.5 "Sunday Night Football": Chargers-Saints10/7NBC8:30-11:30pm11.7