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Overnight Ratings: ABC Up For Sunday NBA Games; Fox/NASCAR Rises With Rainout

ABC averaged a 4.5 overnight rating for its two NBA Playoff games yesterday, up from a 4.3 for the comparable Sunday last year. Clippers-Spurs First Round Game 4 in the late window drew a 5.0 overnight, flat compared to Clippers-Warriors Game 4 last year. In the early window, ABC drew a 4.2 for the Cavaliers' sweep of the Celtics, up from a 3.7 for Wizards-Bulls Game 4 last year.

RAIN OR SHINE: Fox drew a 3.1 overnight rating for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Richmond yesterday afternoon. The race had been postponed from Saturday night due to rain. That figure is actually up from a 3.0 for Richmond on Saturday night last year. Fox also drew a 0.5 overnight for the net's debut telecast of Monster Energy AMA Supercross on Saturday from 3:00-6:00pm ET.

NOTE: ESPN drew a 1.9 overnight for "Sunday Night Baseball," which featured Mets-Yankees. That figure is up from a 1.7 for Angels-Yankees last year.

The chart below lists overnight ratings from weekend sports telecasts on broadcast TV. Figures for the NBA Playoffs on ABC were unavailable at presstime.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"2015 Draft Academy"
4/25
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.7
"World of X Games: AFP World Tour Finals"
4/25
ABC
3:00-4:00pm
0.5
"ESPN Sports Saturday"
4/25
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.6
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series
4/25
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.5
"NFL Championship Chase: The Draft"
4/25
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.6
PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Third Round
4/25
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.1
Monster Energy AMA Supercross
(MetLife Stadium)
4/25
Fox
3:00-6:00pm
0.5
EPL: Manchester City-Aston Villa
4/25
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.7
NHL Eastern Conference First Round:
Capitals-Islanders: Game 6
4/25
NBC
3:00-6:15pm
1.3
NHL Western Conference First Round:
Predators-Blackhawks: Game 6
4/25
NBC
8:00-11:00pm
1.9
NBA Eastern Conference First Round:
Cavaliers-Celtics: Game 4
4/26
ABC
1:00-3:30pm
4.2
NBA Western Conference First Round:
Clippers-Spurs: Game 4
4/26
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
5.0
PBR: Des Moines Invitational
4/26
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.6
PGA Tour: Zurich Classic of New Orleans:
Final Round
4/26
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.8
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond)*
4/26
Fox
1:15-4:30pm
1.3
Laureus World Sports Award
4/26
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.2
NHL Western Conference First Round:
Blues-Wild: Game 6
4/26
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.4
         

NOTE: * = Rained out Saturday night.