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Overnight Ratings: ESPN's NASCAR Sprint Cup From Texas Down From '11

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
NCAA Football: (regional)
11/3
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
2.0
NCAA Football: (regional)
11/3
ABC
3:30-7:15pm
2.6
NCAA Football: Oklahoma State-Kansas State
11/3
ABC
8:00-11:15pm
1.9
"College Football Today"
11/3
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
NCAA Football: Ole Miss-Georgia
11/3
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
2.0
NCAA Football: Alabama-LSU
11/3
CBS
8:00-11:30pm
7.0
NCAA Football: TCU-West Virginia
11/3
Fox
3:00-7:00pm
1.0
NCAA Football: Oregon-USC
11/3
Fox
7:45-10:30pm
3.5
NCAA Football: Pitt-Notre Dame
11/3
NBC
3:30-7:00pm
4.3
Breeders' Cup Classic
11/3
NBC
8:00-9:00pm
2.2
"The NFL Today"
11/4
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.9
"NFL on CBS": (regional)
11/4
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
11.6
"NFL on CBS": Steelers-Giants (96%)
11/4
CBS
4:15-7:30pm
15.9
"Fox NFL Sunday"
11/4
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.6
"NFL on Fox": (single)
11/4
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
n/a
MLS Conference Semis: Sporting KC-Dynamo
11/4
NBC
3:30-6:00pm
0.3
"Football Night in America"
11/4
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
6.5
"Sunday Night Football": Cowboys-Falcons
11/4
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
14.5
 

NOTE: All overnights exclude the N.Y. and Philadelphia markets due to the effects from Hurricane Sandy.

 

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