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ABC's Lakers-Heat telecast yesterday led all sports telecasts over the weekend with a 5.0 overnight Nielsen rating, marking the second-best non-Christmas Day ABC regular-season game ever. The net's telecast of Clippers-Knicks in the Sunday early afternoon window earned a 2.9 overnight. Meanwhile, CBS earned a 2.9 overnight for the final round of the PGA Tour Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday, which saw Brandt Snedeker win the event. That figure was down sharply from a 5.1 overnight for the final round last year, when Phil Mickelson won the event. Tiger Woods finished 15th last year and did not play this year. CBS' Indiana-Ohio State telecast led all college basketball games over the weekend with a 1.9 overnight.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. "ESPN Sports Saturday"2/9ABC4:00-6:00pm0.6 "75 Years of March Madness: Top 10 Coaches"2/9CBS12:00-1:00pm0.5 NCAA Basketball: Ole Miss-Missouri2/9CBS1:00-3:15pm0.7 PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am: Third Round2/9CBS3:15-6:00pm1.8
Major League Fishing2/9NBC1:00-2:00pm0.7 USSA Visa Freestyle Int'l2/9NBC2:00-3:00pm0.7 FIS Alpine World Championships2/9NBC3:00-4:00pm0.9 USA Sevens Rugby2/9NBC4:00-6:00pm0.7 "NBA Countdown"2/10ABC12:30-1:00pmn/a NBA: Clippers-Knicks2/10ABC1:00-3:30pm2.9 NBA: Lakers-Heat2/10ABC3:30-6:00pm5.0 AMA Supercross special: Ryan Villopoto profile2/10CBS12:00-1:00pm1.0 NCAA Basketball: Indiana-Ohio State2/10CBS1:00-3:00pm1.9 PGA Tour: AT&T Pebble Beach
National Pro-Am: Final Round2/10CBS3:00-6:00pm2.9
NHL: Kings-Red Wings2/10NBC12:30-3:00pm1.1 FIS Alpine World Championships2/10NBC3:00-4:00pm0.7 USA Sevens Rugby2/10NBC4:00-5:00pm0.7
NOTE: Ratings for Boston and Providence market unavailable due to Winter Storm Nemo.