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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR Sees Dip For Cup Series; WGC Event Lower In Mexico

Fox yesterday drew a 3.6 overnight for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Atlanta, down slightly from a 3.7 for the same race last year. However, the second race of the Cup Series season was down from a 5.1 in ’15 from Atlanta and down from a 4.8 in ’14 from Phoenix.

DIFFERENT STROKES: NBC drew a 2.4 overnight for the final round of the WGC event from Mexico City yesterday, which was the first time the event had been in Mexico. Dustin Johnson won the event by one stroke over Tommy Fleetwood. The 2.4 is down from a 2.9 overnight for Adam Scott’s one-stroke win over Bubba Watson last year at the WGC-Cadillac Championship from Doral. Johnson won the ’14 event by one stroke over J.B. Holmes, drawing a 2.6 overnight.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"World of X Games: Best of Aspen"
3/4
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
"NBA Countdown"
3/4
ABC
8:00-8:30pm
1.2
NBA: Clippers-Bulls
3/4
ABC
8:30-11:00pm
1.3
College basketball: Kentucky-Texas A&M
3/4
CBS
12:00-2:00pm
1.1
College basketball: Notre Dame-Louisville
3/4
CBS
2:00-4:00pm
1.2
College basketball: Arizona-Arizona State
3/4
CBS
4:00-6:00pm
1.0
Premier Boxing Champions:
Keith Thurman d. Danny Garcia
3/4
CBS
9:00-11:15pm
2.2
College basketball: Villanova-Georgetown
3/4
Fox
12:00-2:15pm
0.5
College basketball: Seton Hall-Butler
3/4
Fox
2:30-4:45pm
0.5
Women's Soccer: SheBelieves Cup: U.S.-England
3/4
Fox
5:00-7:00pm
n/a
Gymnastics: American Cup
3/4
NBC
1:00-3:00pm
0.8
WGC-Mexico Championship: Third Round
3/4
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.9
"NBA Countdown"
3/5
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.9
NBA: Warriors-Knicks
3/5
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
2.6
College basketball: Cincinnati-UConn
3/5
CBS
12:00-2:00pm
0.9
College basketball: MVC Championship:
Wichita State-Illinois State
3/5
CBS
2:00-4:30pm
0.9
College basketball: Purdue-Northwestern
3/5
CBS
4:30-6:30pm
1.1
"NASCAR Pre-race"
3/5
Fox
2:00-2:45pm
1.9
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta)
3/5
Fox
3:00-6:30pm
3.6
"PGA Tour Special: Arnold Palmer"
3/5
NBC
1:00-2:00pm
0.6
WGC-Mexico Championship: Final Round
3/5
NBC
2:00-6:00pm
2.4