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  • Overnight Ratings: Tour De France Stage 1 Up On NBCSN; Greenbrier Classic Up On CBS

    CBS earned a 1.8 overnight rating for the final round of the PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic yesterday afternoon, which saw Angel Cabrera win by two strokes over George McNeill. That figure is up from a 1.2 overnight for CBS' Sunday coverage last year, which had rain delays. The end of the final round last year went over to Golf Channel from 6:00-8:53pm ET.

    BIKE PATH: NBCSN drew a 0.3 overnight for live coverage of Stage 1 of the Tour de France on Saturday morning, up from a 0.2 overnight last year. NBC also earned a 0.4 overnight for Stage 1 highlights on Saturday afternoon, while Stage 2 highlights yesterday afternoon drew a 0.5 overnight.

    NOTES: The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest on Friday afternoon drew a 0.3 overnight in its first year on ESPNews, down sharply from a 0.9 overnight on ESPN2 last year....ESPN drew a 0.8 overnight for the MLB All-Star Selection Show last night from 6:00-7:00pm, down slightly from a 0.9 rating on Fox last year.

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

    TELECAST
    DATE
    NET
    TIME (ET)
    RATING
    FIFA World Cup quarterfinal: Argentina-Belgium
    7/5
    ABC
    12:00-2:00pm
    n/a
    "SportsCenter"
    7/5
    ABC
    2:00-3:00pm
    2.0
    Wimbledon: Ladies' Final: Petra Kvitova d. Genie Bouchard (replay)
    7/5
    ABC
    3:00-6:00pm
    0.7
    "Faldo Series: The Time Is Now"
    7/5
    CBS
    2:30-3:00pm
    0.3
    PGA Tour: Greenbrier Classic: Third Round
    7/5
    CBS
    3:00-6:00pm
    1.1
    MLB: (regional)
    7/5
    Fox
    7:00-10:15pm
    1.6
    Tour de France: Stage 1 highlights
    7/5
    NBC
    2:00-3:00pm
    0.4
    AMA Motocross
    7/5
    NBC
    3:00-4:00pm
    0.4
    World Series of Fighting
    7/5
    NBC
    4:00-6:00pm
    0.5
    Wimbledon: Gentlemen's Final: Novak Djokovic d. Roger Federer (replay)
    7/6
    ABC
    3:00-6:00pm
    0.7
    Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
    7/6
    CBS
    2:00-3:00pm
    0.3
    PGA Tour: Greenbrier Classic: Final Round
    7/6
    CBS
    3:00-6:00pm
    1.8
    Red Bull Signature Series: Mint 400 (off-road racing)
    7/6
    NBC
    2:00-4:00pm
    0.4
    Tour de France: Stage 2 highlights
    7/6
    NBC
    4:00-6:00pm
    0.5

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