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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