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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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