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ESPN earned a 1.6 overnight rating for last night's Yankees-Orioles telecast, which marked the first "Sunday Night Baseball" telecast from Camden Yards since '05. The rating was up from a 1.4 overnight for Mets-Dodgers on the same weekend last year. The game also earned an 11.7 local rating in Baltimore, making it the highest-rated MLB game on ESPN in the market since at least '99 (as far as current records go back). There was one ESPN2 Orioles game in '04 that delivered a 12.5 local rating. Meanwhile, ESPN also earned a 1.5 overnight for the Brazil-Spain finale at the FIFA Confederations Cup. The net earned a 2.4 overnight in '09 for the Brazil-U.S. final.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RAT. X Games Munich6/29ABC1:00-6:00pm0.7 Off Road Racing: Lucas Oil Late Dirt Model6/29CBS2:00-3:00pm0.3 PGA Tour: AT&T National: Third Round6/29CBS3:00-6:00pm1.1 MLB: (regional)6/29Fox7:15-10:45pm2.5 U.S. Swimming National Championships6/29NBC1:00-2:30pm0.5 "Live From the U.S. Women's Open"6/29NBC2:30-3:00pm0.5 Golf: U.S. Women's Open: Third Round6/29NBC3:00-6:00pm0.7 Wimbledon: Week 1 highlights6/30ABC3:00-6:00pm0.7 "PGA Tour Visionaries"6/30CBS2:00-3:00pm0.6 PGA Tour: AT&T National: Final Round6/30CBS3:00-6:00pm1.6 Tour de France: Stage 26/30NBC12:30-2:30pm0.6 "Live From the U.S. Women's Open"6/30NBC2:30-3:00pm0.5 Golf: U.S. Women's Open: Final Round6/30NBC3:00-6:00pm0.9