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Overnight ratings for college football games were led by two blowouts this past weekend. ESPN earned a 2.8 overnight for Oregon’s 42-14 win over UCLA from 7:15-10:15pm ET on Saturday, while CBS earned the same number for Alabama’s 45-10 win over Tennessee from 3:30-6:45pm. ABC drew a 2.6 overnight for Penn State-Ohio State in primetime, matching the rating that Fox got for Texas Tech-Oklahoma from 4:45-7:30pm. Fox was forced to move the end of that game to Fox News in order to begin World Series Game 3. Texas Tech-Oklahoma had been delayed over an hour due to lightning. Meanwhile, ESPN drew a 2.3 overnight for yesterday afternoon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville Speedway, up slightly from a 2.2 rating for the race last year.
Listed below are overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RATING "College Football Countdown"10/26ABC3:00-3:30pm0.6 College Football: (regional)10/26ABC3:30-7:00pm2.0 College Football: Penn State-Ohio State10/26ABC8:00-11:45pm2.6 "College Football Open Season"10/26CBS2:00-3:00pm0.5 "College Football Today"10/26CBS3:00-3:30pm1.0 College Football: Tennessee-Alabama10/26CBS3:30-7:00pm2.8 College Football: Texas Tech-Oklahoma10/26Fox4:45-7:30pm*2.6 World Series: Red Sox-Cardinals: Game 310/26Fox8:00pm-12:15am8.7 World of Adventure Sports10/26NBC2:00-3:00pm0.4 Dew Tour recap10/26NBC3:00-4:00pm0.4 Red Bull Signature Series: Vans U.S. Open of Snowboarding10/26NBC4:00-5:00pm0.4 Red Bull Signature Series: King of the Peak10/26NBC5:00-6:00pm0.6 X Games (repeat)10/27Fox5:00-6:00pm0.5 "The NFL Today"10/27CBS12:00-1:00pm2.5 "NFL on CBS": (single)10/27CBS1:00-4:05pm10.1 "Golf's Best Of 2013"10/27CBS5:00-6:00pm1.1 "Fox NFL Sunday"10/27Fox12:00-1:00pm3.4 "NFL on Fox": (regional)10/27Fox1:00-4:15pm10.9 "NFL on Fox": Redskins-Broncos (88%)10/27Fox4:15-7:30pm17.5 World Series: Red Sox-Cardinals: Game 410/27Fox8:15pm-12:00am10.5 MLS: DC United-Dynamo10/27NBC1:30-4:00pm0.3 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating10/27NBC4:00-6:00pm0.9 "Football Night in America"10/27NBC7:30-8:15pm4.2 "Sunday Night Football": Packers-Vikings10/27NBC8:30-11:06pm**10.3
NOTES: * = Game began late to due lightning delay. Ended on Fox News due to World Series Game 3 beginning. ** = Game earned a 9.9 for the full game from 8:31-11:25pm.