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College basketball games dominated the schedule of sporting events on TV over the weekend. The men's NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show on CBS and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 on Fox led all sports telecasts with each telecast earning a 4.4 overnight. Both telecasts were also up 10% from last year.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. SEC Semifinal: Florida-Alabama3/16ABC1:00-3:00pm0.9 SEC Semifinal: Ole Miss-Vanderbilt3/16ABC3:15-5:30pm0.7 C-USA Championship: Memphis-Southern Miss3/16CBS11:30am-2:30pm1.2 Big Ten Semifinal: Wisconsin-Indiana3/16CBS2:30-3:45pm2.3 Big Ten Semifinal: Ohio State-Michigan State3/16CBS4:15-6:15pm2.3 Mountain West Championship: New Mexico-UNLV3/16CBS6:15-8:15pm1.7 MLS: DC United-Red Bulls3/16NBC12:30-3:00pm0.7 PGA Tour: Tampa Bay Championship: Third Round3/16NBC3:00-6:00pm1.3 SEC Tournament Championship: Ole Miss-Florida3/17ABC1:00-3:15pm1.3 "NBA Countdown"3/17ABC3:15-3:30pm1.7 NBA: Knicks-Clippers3/17ABC3:30-6:00pm2.3 "Road to the Final Four"3/17CBS12:00-1:00pm1.0 A-10 Championship: Saint Louis-VCU3/17CBS1:00-3:30pm1.2 Big Ten Championship: Ohio State-Wisconsin3/17CBS3:30-6:00pm3.0 NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show3/17CBS6:00-7:00pm4.4 NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bristol3/17Fox1:00-5:00pm4.4 NHL: Bruins-Penguins3/17NBC12:30-3:00pm1.2 PGA Tour: Tampa Bay Championship: Final Round3/17NBC3:00-6:00pm2.0