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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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