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CBS led all college football telecasts over the weekend with Texas A&M's upset of Alabama. The net earned a 6.6 overnight Nielsen rating for the Saturday afternoon matchup, marking the second-best overnight for any college football game on any net this season to date. The only game to score higher was CBS’ Alabama-LSU in primetime on Nov. 3 (7.0 rating). The Texas A&M-Alabama game peaked at a 9.8 rating from 7:00-7:15pm ET. Meanwhile, Oregon-Cal topped all games on cable TV over the weekend, with ESPN's late night Saturday telecast earning a 2.4 overnight. ESPN also earned a 2.4 overnight for the penultimate NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race yesterday, with the telecast from Phoenix down 8% from the same race last year.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from sports telecasts over the weekend on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NCAA Football: (regional)11/10ABC12:00-3:30pm1.5 NCAA Football: (regional)11/10ABC3:30-7:15pm2.0 NCAA Football: Notre Dame-Boston College11/10ABC8:00-11:30pm3.8 NCAA Football: Arkansas-South Carolina11/10CBS12:00-3:45pm1.7 NCAA Football: Texas A&M-Alabama11/10CBS3:45-7:15pm6.6 NCAA Football:Oregon State-Stanford11/10Fox3:00-6:00pm1.0 NCAA Football: Kansas State-TCU11/10Fox7:00-10:00pm1.9 Red Bull Signature Series11/10NBC2:30-3:30pm0.3 Ironman (encore)11/10NBC3:30-5:00pm0.4 Notre Dame special11/10NBC5:00-6:00pm0.5 "The NFL Today"11/11CBS12:00-1:00pm2.6 "NFL on CBS": (single)11/11CBS1:00-4:05pm10.5 Courage in Sports Awards (taped)11/11CBS4:00-5:00pm1.3 "Fox NFL Sunday"11/11Fox12:00-1:00pm3.1 "NFL on Fox": (regional)11/11Fox1:00-4:15pm8.4 "NFL on Fox": Cowboys-Eagles (85%)11/11Fox4:15-8:15pm16.2 Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix (taped)11/11NBC4:00-6:00pm0.8 "Football Night in America"11/11NBC7:30-8:15pm3.1 "Sunday Night Football": Texans-Bears11/11NBC8:30-11:30pm13.7