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Both the College World Series and FIFA Confederations Cup began over the weekend on ESPN, and the top-rated game from both events tied with a 0.6 overnight rating. Saturday night’s Indiana-Louisville game on ESPN earned a 0.6, while the net earned the same figure for both the Italy-Mexico and Spain-Uruguay matches on Sunday. Fox’ MLB regional coverage on Saturday night earned a 1.9 overnight, down from a 2.3 rating during the same weekend last year. Saturday’s coverage, which featured Yankees-Angels in 66% of markets, also had to compete with Game 2 of the Bruins-Blackhawks NHL Stanley Cup Final on NBC Sports Network.
Listed below are overnight Nielsen ratings for weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. NASCAR Nationwide Series: Alliance Truck Parts 2506/15ABC2:15-4:30pm1.2 "ESPN Sports Saturday"6/15ABC4:30-6:00pm0.6 MLB: (regional)6/15Fox7:15-10:30pm1.9 U.S. Open: Third Round6/15NBC12:00-7:30pm4.4 NBA Finals: Heat-Spurs: Game 56/16ABC8:00-11:00pm11.4 U.S. Open: Final Round6/16NBC12:00-7:30pm6.1