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Overnight Ratings: NBA Sees Increase For Season Debut Of Saturday Primetime Slate

The NBA began its slate of Saturday primetime games over the weekend, drawing a 3.2 overnight rating for Warriors-Rockets. That figure is up from a 2.6 overnight for Spurs-Cavaliers last year, and up from a 2.9 overnight for Bulls-Cavs in '16 (first year with Saturday primetime).

The chart below lists overnight ratings for select sports telecasts from broadcast TV over the weekend.

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"World of X Games"
1/19
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.6
NBA: Thunder-Cavaliers
1/19
ABC
3:30-6:00pm
2.3
NBA: Warriors-Rockets
1/19
ABC
8:30-11:00pm
3.2
College basketball: Villanova-UConn
1/19
CBS
12:00-2:00pm
0.9
College basketball: Texas-West Virginia
1/19
CBS
2:00-4:15pm
0.8
College basketball: Arizona-Stanford
1/19
CBS
4:15-6:15pm
0.8
College basketball: Xavier-Seton Hall
1/19
Fox
2:30-4:30pm
0.5
EPL: Manchester City-Newcastle
1/19
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.8
FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup (taped)
1/19
NBC
3:00-4:00pm
0.8
Skiing/Snowboarding:
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix (taped)
1/19
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
1.2
Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (taped)
1/20
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
1.2
"NFL Championship Chase"
1/20
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
3.0
"The NFL Today"
1/20
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
7.3
AFC Championship: Jaguars-Patriots
1/20
CBS
3:00-6:15pm
27.3
"Fox NFL Sunday"
1/20
Fox
6:00-6:30pm
9.0
NFC Championship: Vikings-Eagles
1/20
Fox
6:30-9:45pm
24.7
NHL: Flyers-Capitals
1/20
NBC
12:30-3:00pm
0.9
European Figure Skating Championships (taped)
1/20
NBC
3:00-5:00pm
0.7
Skiing/Snowboarding:
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix (taped)
1/20
NBC
5:00-6:00pm
0.7