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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR Sprint Cup Finale Flat; CBS, ABC Lead College Football

ESPN earned a 2.7 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway yesterday afternoon, which saw Jimmie Johnson capture his sixth title in eight years. That figure is flat compared to last year's finale, which saw Brad Keselowski win the championship, and down 27% from the '11 finale, when Tony Stewart won the race and the series title.

CAMPUS TOUR: ABC and CBS tied for the top college football game over the weekend. CBS drew a 3.5 overnight for Auburn's dramatic win over Georgia in the 3:30pm ET window. ABC drew the same rating for USC's upset win over Stanford in the primetime window. The top college game on cable TV on Saturday belonged to ESPN’s Alabama-Mississippi State in primetime, which earned a 2.5 overnight.

The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"College Football Countdown"
11/16
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
1.1
College Football: (regional)
11/16
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.4
College Football: Stanford-USC
11/16
ABC
8:00-11:30pm
3.5
"College Football Today"
11/16
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
College Football: Georgia-Auburn
11/16
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
3.5
College Basketball: Ohio State-Marquette
11/16
Fox
1:00-3:00pm
0.6
College Football: Oklahoma State-Texas
11/16
Fox
3:30-7:00pm
1.7
College Football: Texas Tech-Baylor
11/16
Fox
7:00-10:30pm
2.1
Boxing: NBC Sports Fight Night
11/16
NBC
2:30-4:30pm
0.7
Ironman World Championships
11/16
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.8
"The NFL Today"
11/17
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.7
"NFL on CBS": (single)
11/17
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
10.4
Courage in Sports Awards
11/17
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
1.6
"Fox NFL Sunday"
11/17
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.5
"NFL on Fox": (regional)
11/17
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
10.5
"NFL on Fox": 49ers-Saints (66%)
11/17
Fox
4:25-7:35pm
16.7
F1: U.S. Grand Prix
11/17
NBC
2:00-4:30pm
1.0
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating: France
11/17
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
1.2
"Football Night In America"
11/17
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.7
"Sunday Night Football": Chiefs-Broncos
11/17
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
16.6

 

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