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Overnight Ratings: Fox Tops Weekend With NFL Preseason, ESPN Down For Sprint Cup

Fox NFL preseason coverage led all sports telecasts over the weekend. The net's Colts-Giants game last night topped all programs with a 4.9 overnight. Fox also earned a 3.5 overnight for Friday night's Buccaneers-Patriots game. ESPN earned a 3.0 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Michigan Int'l Speedway yesterday afternoon, down slightly from a 3.2 overnight for the same race last year. The net also earned a 1.0 overnight for the first-ever NASCAR Nationwide Series race from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, down from a 1.3 overnight for the race from Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve last year. NBC broke into coverage of the World Track & Field Championships early on Saturday to show the men's 200m final. The 30-minute window, which saw Usain Bolt win the 200m, earned a 0.7 overnight leading into NBC's first-ever EPL match.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
NFL Preseason: Buccaneers-Patriots
8/16
Fox
8:15-11:15pm
3.5
Little League World Series: Nashville (TN)-Corpus Christi (TX)
8/17
ABC
3:00-5:30pm
1.0
ArenaBowl: Arizona Rattlers-Philadelphia Soul
8/17
CBS
1:00-3:45pm
0.6
PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship: Third Round
8/17
CBS
3:45-6:30pm
1.4
MLB: (regional)
8/17
Fox
4:00-7:30pm
2.1
World Track & Field Championships
8/17
NBC
12:00-12:30pm
0.7
EPL: Swansea City-Manchester United
8/17
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.8
World Track & Field Championships
8/17
NBC
2:30-4:00pm
1.0
Golf: U.S. Amateur Championship: Third Round
8/17
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
P&G Gymnastics Championships
8/17
NBC
8:00-10:00pm
1.7
Little League World Series: Westport (CT)-Sammamish (WA)
8/18
ABC
2:00-5:00pm
1.0
ATP Western & Southern Open Final: Rafael Nadal d. John Isner
8/18
CBS
12:30-3:00pm
0.8
PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship: Final Round
8/18
CBS
3:00-6:15pm
1.4
NFL Preseason: Colts-Giants
8/18
Fox
7:15-10:00pm
4.9
P&G Gymnastics Championships
8/18
NBC
1:00-2:30pm
0.8
World Track & Field Championships
8/18
NBC
2:30-4:00pm
1.3
Golf: U.S. Amateur Championship: Final Round
8/18
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
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