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NBC earned a 3.2 overnight rating for Saturday’s Michigan State-Notre Dame matchup in the 3:30pm ET window, marking the best overnight for a college football game during Week 4. That rating edged out a 3.1 overnight for ABC’s regionalized “Saturday Night Football” window, which featured Kansas State-Texas and Michigan-UConn. CBS earned a 3.0 overnight for Tennessee-Florida in the 3:30pm window, which was the net’s second SEC football telecast of the season. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour season concluded yesterday, with Henrik Stenson winning the Tour Championship and the FedExCup Playoffs. The final round on NBC earned a 1.6 overnight rating, down 27% from last year, when Brandt Snedeker won both the event and FedExCup Playoffs. Tiger Woods finished tied for 22nd at the Tour Championship this year, compared to a tie for eighth last year at the event.
The chart below lists overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RATING "College Football Countdown"9/21ABC3:00-3:30pm1.0 College Football: (regional)9/21ABC3:30-7:00pm2.0 College Football: (regional)9/21ABC8:00pm-12:00am3.1 "Stars on Sports"9/21CBS2:00-3:00pm0.4 "College Football Today"9/21CBS3:00-3:30pm0.8 College Football: Tennessee-Florida9/21CBS3:30-6:00pm3.0 MLB: (regional)9/21Fox1:00-4:00pm1.2 College Football: Arizona State-Stanford9/21Fox7:00-10:00pm1.3 PGA Tour: The Tour Championship: Third Round9/21NBC12:00-3:30pm1.4 College Football: Michigan State-Notre Dame9/21NBC3:30-7:00pm3.2 "The NFL Today"9/22CBS12:00-1:00pm2.5 "NFL on CBS": (regional)9/22CBS1:00-4:15pm7.7 "NFL on CBS": Colts-49ers (81%)9/22CBS4:15-7:30pm14.6 "Fox NFL Sunday"9/22Fox12:00-1:00pm3.4 "NFL on Fox": (single)9/22Fox1:00-4:05pm13.3 "President's Cup Special"9/22NBC12:30-1:00pm0.5 PGA Tour: The Tour Championship: Final Round9/22NBC1:00-6:00pm1.6 "Football Night in America"9/22NBC7:30-8:15pm3.1 "Sunday Night Football": Bears-Steelers9/22NBC8:30-11:30pm13.5