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  • Overnight Ratings: ESPN Gets Big Number for Lakers-Clips; BBVA Compass Bowl Up

    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.

    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RAT.
    AT&T Cotton Bowl: Texas A&M-Oklahoma
    1/4
    Fox
    8:00-11:00pm
    7.5
    "ESPN Sports Saturday"
    1/5
    ABC
    4:00-6:00pm
    0.5
    NCAA Women's Basketball: Purdue-Nebraska
    1/5
    CBS
    2:00-4:00pm
    0.5
    NCAA Women's Basketball: Notre Dame-UConn
    1/5
    CBS
    4:00-6:00pm
    0.8
    FA Cup: Third Round: Manchester United-West Ham
    1/5
    Fox
    12:15-2:15pm
    0.6
    High School Football: U.S. Army All-American Bowl
    1/5
    NBC
    1:00-4:00pm
    1.3
    "Football Night in America"
    1/5
    NBC
    4:00-4:30pm
    5.5
    AFC Wild Card: Bengals-Texans
    1/5
    NBC
    4:30-8:00pm
    16.2
    NFC Wild Card: Vikings-Packers
    1/5
    NBC
    8:00-11:30pm
    18.4
    "The NFL Today"
    1/6
    CBS
    12:00-1:00pm
    4.8
    AFC Wild Card: Colts-Ravens
    1/6
    CBS
    1:00-4:30pm
    19.7
    NCAA Basketball: Temple-Kansas
    1/6
    CBS
    4:30-6:30pm
    n/a
    "Fox NFL Sunday"
    1/6
    Fox
    4:00-4:30pm
    9.3
    NFC Wild Card: Seahawks-Redskins
    1/6
    Fox
    4:30-7:30pm
    23.7
    PGA Tour: Hyundai Tournament of Champions:
    First Round*
    1/6
    NBC
    3:30-6:00pm
    0.8
     

    NOTE: * = Play suspended early due to high winds.

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