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The Little League World Series World Championship yesterday, which saw Japan defeat a team from Chula Vista ,Calif., earned a 2.6 overnight rating on ABC, up 24% from the championship last year. Saturday’s Japan-Mexico Int’l Championship earned a 1.6 overnight, up from a 1.4 for Japan-Panama last year, while the U.S. Championship between Chula Vista and Westport, Conn., earned a 2.2 overnight, flat compared to ’12. Meanwhile, ABC earned a 3.2 overnight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race from Bristol Motor Speedway, down from a 3.5 for the same race last year. CBS yesterday aired the final round of The Barclays PGA Tour event, which saw Adam Scott win the event. The telecast earned a 3.7 overnight, marking the best for the event’s final round since it became part of the FedExCup Playoffs in ’07. Saturday’s 2.2 overnight for the third round was also the best since ’07. Vikings-49ers on NBC yesterday topped all weekend sports telecasts with a 5.8 overnight. CBS’ Seahawks-Packers on Friday night earned a 4.9 overnight, which is tied for the net’s best preseason overnight since ’02. ESPN earned a 0.3 overnight for last night’s MLS Timbers-Sounders game, which featured the Seattle debut for Sounders F Clint Dempsey.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RATING NFL Preseason: Seahawks-Packers8/23CBS8:00-11:00pm4.9 Little League World Series: Int'l Championship: Japan-Mexico8/24ABC12:30-3:45pm1.6 Little League World Series: U.S. Championship: Chula Vista (CA)-Westport (CT)8/24ABC3:45-6:30pm2.2 "NASCAR Countdown"8/24ABC7:00-7:30pm1.7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bristol8/24ABC7:30-11:15pm3.2 ATP Winston-Salem Open Final: Jurgen Meltzer d. Gael Monfils8/24CBS12:30-3:00pm0.4 PGA Tour: The Barclays: Third Round8/24CBS3:00-6:00pm2.2 NFL Preseason: Rams-Broncos8/24CBS8:00-11:00pm3.1 MLB: (regional)8/24Fox4:00-7:30pm1.9 EPL: Aston Villa-Liverpool8/24NBC12:30-2:30pm0.7 Cycling: USA Pro Challenge: Stage 68/24NBC2:30-4:30pm0.4 Horse Racing: Saratoga: Travers and King's Bishop8/24NBC4:30-6:00pm0.7 Little League World Series Championship: Japan-Chula Vista (CA)8/25ABC3:00-6:15pm2.6 U.S. Open: Arthur Ashe Kids' Day8/25CBS12:00-1:30pm0.7 "U.S. Open preview"8/25CBS1:30-2:00pm0.6 PGA Tour: The Barclays: Final Round8/25CBS2:00-6:00pm3.7 NFL Preseason: Saints-Texans8/25Fox4:00-7:00pm4.2 Ironman World Championships (repeat)8/25NBC1:30-3:00pm0.4 World of Adventure Sports8/25NBC3:00-4:00pm0.4 Cycling: USA Pro Challenge: Stage 78/25NBC4:00-6:00pm0.4 "Madden NFL 14 Pigskin Pro-Am"8/25NBC7:00-8:00pm1.6 NFL Preseason: Vikings-49ers8/25NBC8:00-11:00pm5.8