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Weekend sports overnights were led by coverage of the NFL and college football. ESPN earned a 2.5 overnight for its coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 yesterday, down 11% from a 2.8 for the same race last year. NBC also aired its first-ever MLS playoff game on Sunday afternoon, earning a 0.3 for the first leg of the Sporting KC-Dynamo Eastern Conference Semifinal.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NCAA Football: (regional)11/3ABC12:00-3:30pm2.0 NCAA Football: (regional)11/3ABC3:30-7:15pm2.6 NCAA Football: Oklahoma State-Kansas State11/3ABC8:00-11:15pm1.9 "College Football Today"11/3CBS3:00-3:30pm0.7 NCAA Football: Ole Miss-Georgia11/3CBS3:30-7:00pm2.0 NCAA Football: Alabama-LSU11/3CBS8:00-11:30pm7.0 NCAA Football: TCU-West Virginia11/3Fox3:00-7:00pm1.0 NCAA Football: Oregon-USC11/3Fox7:45-10:30pm3.5 NCAA Football: Pitt-Notre Dame11/3NBC3:30-7:00pm4.3 Breeders' Cup Classic11/3NBC8:00-9:00pm2.2 "The NFL Today"11/4CBS12:00-1:00pm2.9 "NFL on CBS": (regional)11/4CBS1:00-4:15pm11.6 "NFL on CBS": Steelers-Giants (96%)11/4CBS4:15-7:30pm15.9 "Fox NFL Sunday"11/4Fox12:00-1:00pm3.6 "NFL on Fox": (single)11/4Fox1:00-4:05pmn/a MLS Conference Semis: Sporting KC-Dynamo11/4NBC3:30-6:00pm0.3 "Football Night in America"11/4NBC7:30-8:15pm6.5 "Sunday Night Football": Cowboys-Falcons11/4NBC8:30-11:30pm14.5
NOTE: All overnights exclude the N.Y. and Philadelphia markets due to the effects from Hurricane Sandy.