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College bowl season began this past weekend with four games on Saturday. ABC led the way with a 2.3 overnight for the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl featuring USC-Fresno State. That figure is down from a 3.0 overnight for the same bowl game last year on ESPN, which featured Boise State-Washington. ESPN’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl kicked off bowl season on Saturday afternoon with a 1.9 overnight for the Colorado State-Washington State matchup. That is flat compared to the Arizona-Nevada matchup last year, which also led off bowl season. ESPN also earned a 1.5 overnight for the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl featuring San Diego State-Buffalo, down from a 1.9 rating for Utah State-Toledo last year. The net earned a 1.4 overnight for the Louisiana Lafayette-Tulane R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, down from a 1.9 for ULL’s win over East Carolina last year.
The chart below lists overnight Nielsen ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV.
TELECASTDATENETTIME (ET)RATING Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: USC-Fresno State12/21ABC3:30-7:15pm2.3 College Basketball: Michigan State-Texas12/21CBS4:00-6:00pm1.0 "Premier League Match of the Day"12/21NBC1:30-3:30pm0.5 Red Bull Signature Series: Rampage12/21NBC3:30-5:00pm0.6 Swimming: AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals12/21NBC5:00-6:00pm0.9 "The NFL Today"12/22CBS12:00-1:00pm2.7 "NFL on CBS": (regional)12/22CBS1:00-4:15pm10.8 "NFL on CBS": Patriots-Ravens (65%)12/22CBS4:15-7:30pm14.8 "Fox NFL Sunday"12/22Fox12:00-1:00pm3.4 "NFL on Fox": (single)12/22Fox1:00-4:05pm13.3 World of Adventure Sports12/22NBC1:00-2:00pm0.5 USSA Grand Prix: Ski Slopestyle, Snowboard Halfpipe12/22NBC2:00-4:00pm0.5 Swimming: Duel in the Pool: U.S.-European All-Stars12/22NBC4:00-6:00pm0.7 "Football Night in America"12/22NBC7:30-8:15pm4.6 "Sunday Night Football": Bears-Eagles12/22NBC8:30-11:45pm12.5