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ESPN earned a 0.7 overnight Nielsen rating for the Galaxy-Dynamo MLS Cup on Saturday afternoon from 4:30-7:15pm ET. The game had head-to-head competition from CBS’ SEC Championship (10.0), regional college football on ABC (1.0) and the third round of golf’s World Challenge on NBC (1.1). The 0.7 overnight is down slightly from a 0.8 overnight last year, when the game aired on a Sunday night opposite “SNF” on NBC. Meanwhile, NBC earned a 1.0 overnight for the final round of the World Challenge, which saw Graeme McDowell win the event. Last year’s final round drew a 2.6 overnight for Tiger Woods’ victory. Woods finished tied for fourth this year.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. Pac-12 Championship: Stanford-UCLA11/30Fox8:15-11:45pm3.3 NCAA Football: (regional)12/1ABC3:30-7:00pm1.0 NCAA Football: Texas-Kansas State12/1ABC8:00-11:30pm3.3 NCAA Basketball: Baylor-Kentucky12/1CBS12:30-3:00pm1.1 College Football Championship Preview"12/1CBS3:00-3:30pm1.4 "College Football Today"12/1CBS3:30-4:00pm2.7 SEC Championship: Alabama-Georgia12/1CBS4:00-8:00pm10.0 Golf: World Challenge: Third Round12/1NBC3:00-6:00pm1.1 Big 10 Championship: Nebraska-Wisconsin12/2Fox8:15pm-12:00am2.5 "The NFL Today"12/2CBS12:00-1:00pm2.8 "NFL on CBS": (single)12/2CBS1:00-4:15pm10.2 "NFL on CBS": Steelers-Ravens (93%)12/2CBS4:15-7:30pm15.3 "Fox NFL Sunday"12/2Fox12:00-1:00pm3.5 "NFL on Fox": (single)12/2Fox1:00-4:05pm13.5 Skiing: Birds of Prey12/2NBC1:00-2:00pm0.4 Swimming: Winter National Championships12/2NBC2:00-3:00pm0.4 Golf: World Challenge: Final Round12/2NBC3:00-6:00pm1.0 "Football Night in America"12/2NBC7:30-8:15pm5.4 "Sunday Night Football": Eagles-Cowboys12/2NBC8:30-11:30pm13.5