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  • Overnight Ratings: ESPN's Indiana-Louisville CWS Game Matches Confederation Cup Matches

    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.

    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RAT.
    NASCAR Nationwide Series: Alliance Truck Parts 250
    6/15
    ABC
    2:15-4:30pm
    1.2
    "ESPN Sports Saturday"
    6/15
    ABC
    4:30-6:00pm
    0.6
    MLB: (regional)
    6/15
    Fox
    7:15-10:30pm
    1.9
    U.S. Open: Third Round
    6/15
    NBC
    12:00-7:30pm
    4.4
    NBA Finals: Heat-Spurs: Game 5
    6/16
    ABC
    8:00-11:00pm
    11.4
    U.S. Open: Final Round
    6/16
    NBC
    12:00-7:30pm
    6.1

     

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