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Overnight Ratings: Florida-LSU Delivers CBS Its Best 3:30pm SEC Game Since '10

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"College Football Countdown"
10/6
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
n/a
NCAA Football: (regional)
10/6
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
1.9
NCAA Football: Nebraska-Ohio State
10/6
ABC
8:00-11:15pm
3.1
NCAA Football: Navy-Air Force
10/6
CBS
11:30am-3:00pm
1.2
"College Football Today"
10/6
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
1.4
NCAA Football: LSU-Florida
10/6
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
4.7
NCAA Football: Arizona-Stanford
10/6
Fox
3:30-7:00pm
1.0
NCAA Football: West Virginia-Texas
10/6
Fox
7:45-11:00pm
3.2
Red Bull Signature Series: Joy Ride (taped)
10/6
NBC
1:30-3:30pm
0.5
MLS: Fire-Red Bulls
10/6
NBC
3:30-6:00pm
0.4
NCAA Football: Miami-Notre Dame
10/6
NBC
7:30-11:00pm
2.4
"The NFL Today"
10/7
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.6
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
10/7
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
9.3
"NFL on CBS": Broncos-Patriots (81%)
10/7
CBS
4:15-7:30pm
15.7
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/7
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.3
"NFL on Fox": (single)
10/7
Fox
1:00-4:00pm
12.5
EPL: Manchester United-Newcastle United (taped)
10/7
Fox
4:00-6:00pm
1.1
PBR: Philadelphia Invitational (taped)
10/7
NBC
2:00-3:30pm
0.5
UCI Road Cycling World Championships (taped)
10/7
NBC
3:30-4:30pm
0.3
America's Cup World Series (taped)
10/7
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.6
"Football Night in America"
10/7
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.5
"Sunday Night Football": Chargers-Saints
10/7
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
11.7

 

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