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Overnight Ratings: ESPN, CBS Lead CFB With UCLA-Oregon, Tennessee-Alabama

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.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"College Football Countdown"
10/26
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.6
College Football: (regional)
10/26
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.0
College Football: Penn State-Ohio State
10/26
ABC
8:00-11:45pm
2.6
"College Football Open Season"
10/26
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
"College Football Today"
10/26
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
1.0
College Football: Tennessee-Alabama
10/26
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
2.8
College Football: Texas Tech-Oklahoma
10/26
Fox
4:45-7:30pm*
2.6
World Series: Red Sox-Cardinals: Game 3
10/26
Fox
8:00pm-12:15am
8.7
World of Adventure Sports
10/26
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
Dew Tour recap
10/26
NBC
3:00-4:00pm
0.4
Red Bull Signature Series: Vans U.S. Open of Snowboarding
10/26
NBC
4:00-5:00pm
0.4
Red Bull Signature Series: King of the Peak
10/26
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.6
X Games (repeat)
10/27
Fox
5:00-6:00pm
0.5
"The NFL Today"
10/27
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.5
"NFL on CBS": (single)
10/27
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
10.1
"Golf's Best Of 2013"
10/27
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
1.1
"Fox NFL Sunday"
10/27
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.4
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
10/27
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
10.9
"NFL on Fox": Redskins-Broncos (88%)
10/27
Fox
4:15-7:30pm
17.5
World Series: Red Sox-Cardinals: Game 4
10/27
Fox
8:15pm-12:00am
10.5
MLS: DC United-Dynamo
10/27
NBC
1:30-4:00pm
0.3
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
10/27
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.9
"Football Night in America"
10/27
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
4.2
"Sunday Night Football": Packers-Vikings
10/27
NBC
8:30-11:06pm**
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.

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