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Overnight Ratings: Fox Down For NASCAR From Atlanta; CBS Leads College Hoops

Fox drew a 3.7 overnight rating yesterday afternoon for Jimmie Johnson's win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The rating for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 is down 27% from a 5.1 overnight for last year's race, which was also won by Johnson. In '14, Fox earned a 4.8 overnight for NASCAR's second race of the season, which took place at Phoenix Int'l Raceway. 

NOTES: Yesterday's Iowa-Ohio State game on CBS led all college hoops telecasts over the weekend, garnering a 1.5 overnight from 4:00-6:30pm ET. CBS also earned a 1.3 overnight Saturday for Kentucky-Vanderbilt from 4:15-6:30pm....NBC earned a 2.6 overnight for yesterday's final-round coverage of the PGA Tour's Honda Classic, which saw Adam Scott beat Sergio Garcia by one shot. Last year's Sunday coverage earned a 2.1 overnight, as it carried the third round due to inclement weather on Saturday. 

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

TELECAST DATE NET TIME (ET) RATING
"World of X Games: X Games Oslo" 2/27 ABC 2:00-3:00pm 0.5
"NBA Countdown" 2/27 ABC 8:00-8:30pm 1.6
NBA: Warriors-Thunder 2/27 ABC 8:30-11:30pm 3.9
College basketball: Butler-Georgetown 2/27 CBS 12:00-2:45pm 0.8
College basketball: Oklahoma-Texas 2/27 CBS 2:45-4:15pm 1.2
College basketball: Kentucky-Vanderbilt 2/27 CBS 4:15-6:30pm 1.3
"Fox College Hoops Tip-Off" 2/27 Fox 1:30-2:00pm 0.2
EPL: West Brom-Crystal Palace 2/27 NBC 12:30-2:30pm 0.5
"EPL Goal Zone" 2/27 NBC 2:30-3:00pm 0.4
PGA Tour: Honda Classic: Third Round 2/27 NBC 3:00-6:00pm 1.7
NHL: Red Wings-Avalanche 2/27 NBC 8:00-11:00pm 1.0
PBR: Choctaw Casino Resort Iron Cowboy 2/28 CBS 12:30-1:30pm 0.6
"Inside College Basketball" 2/28 CBS 1:30-2:00pm 0.5
College basketball: Duke-Pitt 2/28 CBS 2:00-4:00pm 1.2
College basketball: Iowa-Ohio State 2/28 CBS 4:00-6:00pm 1.5
"Fox NASCAR Sunday" 2/28 Fox 12:00-1:15pm 1.3
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta) 2/28 Fox 1:15-4:30pm 3.7
NHL: Capitals-Blackhawks 2/28 NBC 12:30-3:00pm 1.0
PGA Tour: Honda Classic: Final Round 2/28 NBC 3:00-6:00pm 2.6