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  • Overnight Ratings: CBS Scores With Texas A&M Upset Of Alabama On Saturday

    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.

    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RAT.
    NCAA Football: (regional)
    11/10
    ABC
    12:00-3:30pm
    1.5
    NCAA Football: (regional)
    11/10
    ABC
    3:30-7:15pm
    2.0
    NCAA Football: Notre Dame-Boston College
    11/10
    ABC
    8:00-11:30pm
    3.8
    NCAA Football: Arkansas-South Carolina
    11/10
    CBS
    12:00-3:45pm
    1.7
    NCAA Football: Texas A&M-Alabama
    11/10
    CBS
    3:45-7:15pm
    6.6
    NCAA Football:Oregon State-Stanford
    11/10
    Fox
    3:00-6:00pm
    1.0
    NCAA Football: Kansas State-TCU
    11/10
    Fox
    7:00-10:00pm
    1.9
    Red Bull Signature Series
    11/10
    NBC
    2:30-3:30pm
    0.3
    Ironman (encore)
    11/10
    NBC
    3:30-5:00pm
    0.4
    Notre Dame special
    11/10
    NBC
    5:00-6:00pm
    0.5
    "The NFL Today"
    11/11
    CBS
    12:00-1:00pm
    2.6
    "NFL on CBS": (single)
    11/11
    CBS
    1:00-4:05pm
    10.5
    Courage in Sports Awards (taped)
    11/11
    CBS
    4:00-5:00pm
    1.3
    "Fox NFL Sunday"
    11/11
    Fox
    12:00-1:00pm
    3.1
    "NFL on Fox": (regional)
    11/11
    Fox
    1:00-4:15pm
    8.4
    "NFL on Fox": Cowboys-Eagles (85%)
    11/11
    Fox
    4:15-8:15pm
    16.2
    Figure Skating: ISU Grand Prix (taped)
    11/11
    NBC
    4:00-6:00pm
    0.8
    "Football Night in America"
    11/11
    NBC
    7:30-8:15pm
    3.1
    "Sunday Night Football": Texans-Bears
    11/11
    NBC
    8:30-11:30pm
    13.7

     

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