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Overnight Ratings: USA Network's NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage Leads Non-Olympic Sports

With the Rio Games dominating sports coverage over the weekend and the Pro Football HOF Game cancelled due to field conditions, USA Network's telecast of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race from Watkins Glen was the highest-rated non-Olympic telecast. The race yesterday, which was moved to USA Net due to Olympic coverage, drew a 2.1 overnight. The same race last year on NBCSN drew a 2.4 overnight.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
Rio Games: Opening Ceremony
8/5
NBC
8:00-11:30pm
16.5
"World of X Games: WSL Surfing"
8/6
ABC
3:00-4:00pm
0.3
"Gruden's QB Camp: Brett Favre"
8/6
ABC
4:00-5:00pm
0.4
PGA Tour: Travelers Championship: Third Round
8/6
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
0.7
Rio Games: Rowing, Men's Cycling, Men's Water Polo
8/6
NBC
8:00am-12:00pm
5.1
Rio Games: Men's Cycling, Swimming,
Men's Beach Volleyball, Rowing, Volleyball
8/6
NBC
12:00-6:00pm
8.0
Rio Games: Men's Gymnastics, Swimming, Women's Beach Volleyball
8/6
NBC
8:30-11:00pm
13.6
Rio Games: Men's Gymnastics
8/6
NBC
12:45-1:30am
3.9
"NBA2K16 Road to the Finals"
8/7
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
PGA Tour: Travelers Championship: Final Round
8/7
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.1
NHRA: Northwest Nationals (Seattle)
8/7
Fox
4:00-8:00pm
0.6
Rio Games: Womens Beach Volleyball, Rowing, Women's Cycling
8/7
NBC
10:00am-12:00pm
5.3
Rio Games: Women's Cycling, Swimming, Canoe/Kayak,
Men's Beach Volleyball, Men's Volleyball
8/7
NBC
12:00-6:00pm
8.5
Rio Games: Women's Diving, Women's Gymnastics, Swimming
8/7
NBC
7:00-11:45pm
18.6
Rio Games: Women's Gymnastics
8/7
NBC
12:45-1:35am
4.1