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ESPN earned a 2.7 overnight for the Lakers-Clippers game on Friday night, marking the net's best regular-season NBA game rating since Knicks-Heat earned a 3.2 overnight in February '11. The net also earned a 1.7 overnight for the Bulls-Heat game in the early window Friday night. Meanwhile, ESPN aired two bowl games over the weekend. The BBVA Compass Bowl on Saturday afternoon earned a 2.0 overnight Nielsen rating, up from a 1.5 overnight for the SMU-Pitt matchup last year. The net earned a 1.2 overnight for the Arkansas State-Kent State GoDaddy.com Bowl last night, down from a 1.5 overnight for the Northern Illinois-Arkansas State matchup last year. NBC finished with a 1.3 overnight the U.S. Army All-American game, flat compared to the high school football all-star game last year. Fox also aired the first-ever live FA Cup telecast on U.S. broadcast TV on Saturday. The Manchester United-West Ham telecast drew a 0.6 overnight from 12:15-2:15pm ET.
Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M-Oklahoma1/4Fox8:00-11:00pm7.5 "ESPN Sports Saturday"1/5ABC4:00-6:00pm0.5 NCAA Women's Basketball: Purdue-Nebraska1/5CBS2:00-4:00pm0.5 NCAA Women's Basketball: Notre Dame-UConn1/5CBS4:00-6:00pm0.8 FA Cup: Third Round: Manchester United-West Ham1/5Fox12:15-2:15pm0.6 High School Football: U.S. Army All-American Bowl1/5NBC1:00-4:00pm1.3 "Football Night in America"1/5NBC4:00-4:30pm5.5 AFC Wild Card: Bengals-Texans1/5NBC4:30-8:00pm16.2 NFC Wild Card: Vikings-Packers1/5NBC8:00-11:30pm18.4 "The NFL Today"1/6CBS12:00-1:00pm4.8 AFC Wild Card: Colts-Ravens1/6CBS1:00-4:30pm19.7 NCAA Basketball: Temple-Kansas1/6CBS4:30-6:30pmn/a "Fox NFL Sunday"1/6Fox4:00-4:30pm9.3 NFC Wild Card: Seahawks-Redskins1/6Fox4:30-7:30pm23.7 PGA Tour: Hyundai Tournament of Champions:
NOTE: * = Play suspended early due to high winds.