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Overnight Ratings: ABC's Oklahoma-Texas Edges Out CBS' Florida-LSU

ABC’s Oklahoma-Texas matchup on Saturday afternoon led all college football games over the weekend with a 3.7 overnight rating, edging out CBS' Florida-LSU game, which earned a 3.4. ABC's regional coverage drew a 2.5 overnight in the 3:30pm ET window. Meanwhile, Fox' coverage of Baylor-Kansas State earned a 1.0 overnight rating. ESPN's top college game for the weekend was Texas A&M-Mississippi, which earned a 3.4 overnight in the 9:15pm-12:30am window. Other games on the net included Missouri-Georgia (2.4) and Michigan-Penn State (2.6). FS1 earned a 1.3 overnight for its Oregon-Washington broadcast, the best among the net's three games. The early game on FS1, Iowa State-Texas Tech, drew a 0.2 overnight. The Tulsa-UTEP game, which was played in the 8:00pm-11:15pm window, earned a 0.1 overnight rating.

GO FASTER: ABC earned a 2.9 overnight rating on Saturday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500, which is down slightly from a 3.0 for the overnight from last year's event. In the Charlotte market, where the event was held, the race drew a 3.0 rating.

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

College Football: Oklahoma-Texas 10/12 ABC 12:00-3:30pm 3.7
College Football: (regional) 10/12 ABC 3:30-7:00pm 2.5
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Charlotte 10/12 ABC 8:00-11:30pm 2.9
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing 10/12 CBS 1:30-2:30pm 0.4
"College Football Today" 10/12 CBS 3:00-3:30pm 0.7
College Football: Florida-LSU 10/12 CBS 3:30-7:15pm 3.4
College Football: Baylor-Kansas State 10/12 Fox 3:30-7:00pm 1.0
ALCS: Tigers-Red Sox: Game 1 10/12 Fox 7:30-11:00pm 5.0
World Gymnastics Championship 10/12 NBC 2:00-4:00pm 0.7
Dew Tour: City Championships (S.F.) 10/12 NBC 4:00-6:00pm 0.5
"The NFL Today" 10/13 CBS 12:00-1:00pm 2.5
"NFL on CBS": (single) 10/13 CBS 1:00-4:05pm 10.9
Bull Riding: 15/15 Bucking Battle 10/13 CBS 4:30-5:30pm 1.3
"Fox NFL Sunday" 10/13 Fox 12:00-1:00pm 3.3
"NFL on Fox": (regional) 10/13 Fox 1:00-4:15pm 11.6
"NFL on Fox": Saints-Patriots (86%) 10/13 Fox 4:15-7:30pm 17.5
ALCS: Tigers-Red Sox: Game 2 10/13 Fox 7:30-10:45pm 5.9
"PGA Tour: Year In Review" 10/13 NBC 1:00-2:00pm 0.3
World Gymnastics Championship 10/13 NBC 2:00-4:00pm 0.8
Dew Tour: City Championships (S.F.) 10/13 NBC 4:00-6:00pm 0.5
"Football Night in America" 10/13 NBC 7:30-8:15pm N/A
"Sunday Night Football": Redskins-Cowboys 10/13 NBC 8:30-11:30pm 13.6