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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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