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Overnight Ratings: Birmingham, Armed Forces Are Top-Rated Bowls From Christmas Weekend

Saturday afternoon's Birmingham Bowl and Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl were the top-rated college bowls over Christmas weekend. For the Birmingham Bowl on ESPN from 12:00-4:00pm ET, USF's win over Texas Tech drew a 2.2 overnight rating. Just after that game, Army's win over San Diego State in the Armed Forces Bowl on ESPN drew a 2.2 from 4:00-6:45pm. Last year, there were no Saturday afternoon bowls on Christmas weekend, as NFL games were played on Saturday to avoid the holiday.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RAT.
"World of X Games: WSL Surfing"
12/23
ABC
1:00-2:00pm
0.7
World's Toughest Mudder (taped)
12/23
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
0.7
"Inside College Basketball"
12/23
CBS
1:00-1:30pm
0.7
College basketball: Ohio State-North Carolina
12/23
CBS
1:30-3:45pm
1.2
College basketball: UCLA-Kentucky
12/23
CBS
4:00-6:15pm
1.9
EPL: Burnley-Tottenham
12/23
NBC
12:30-2:45pm
0.7
EPL: Leicester City-Manchester United
12/23
NBC
2:45-5:00pm
0.8
"Team USA Awards"
12/23
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.4
"Football Night in America"
12/23
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
3.9
NFL: Vikings-Packers^
12/23
NBC
8:30-11:15pm
9.0
"The NFL Today"
12/24
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.4
NFL: (singleheader)
12/24
CBS
1:00-4:05pm
9.6
Off Road Racing: Lucas Oil
Challenge Cup (taped)
12/24
CBS
5:00-6:00pm
1.1
"Fox NFL Kickoff"
12/24
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
1.4
"Fox NFL Sunday"
12/24
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.1
NFL: (regional)
12/24
Fox
1:00-4:25pm
9.1
NFL national window: Seahawks-Cowboys
12/24
Fox
4:30-7:30pm
13.5
"PGA Tour: Year in Review"
12/24
NBC
1:00-2:00pm
0.4
Dew Tour: Breckenridge (taped)
12/24
NBC
2:00-3:30pm
0.3
Spartan Race (taped)
12/24
NBC
3:30-4:30pm
0.4
Red Bull Signature Series (taped)
12/24
NBC
4:30-6:00pm
0.5
"NBA Countdown"
12/25
ABC
2:30-3:00pm
1.1
NBA: Cavaliers-Warriors
12/25
ABC
3:00-5:45pm
5.5
NBA: Wizards-Celtics
12/25
ABC
5:45-8:00pm
3.7
NBA: Rockets-Thunder
12/25
ABC
8:00-10:30pm
4.1
NFL: Steelers-Texans*
12/25
NBC/
NFL Net
4:30-7:15pm
8.9

NOTES: ^ = Part of NBC's "SNF" package. * = Part of NBC's "TNF" package.