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Overnight Ratings: Ohio State-TCU Marks CFB Season's Best Figure

Ohio State’s come-from-behind win over TCU on Saturday led ABC to the best college football rating this season to date. The primetime game drew a 4.9 overnight rating, up 48% from a 3.3 for Clemson-Louisville in the Week 3 primetime game last year. Ohio State-TCU also is ABC’s best regular-season CFB overnight since Oklahoma-Ohio State in Week 2 last year. ESPN’s “College GameDay” was flat on Saturday morning (originated from OSU-TCU). Meanwhile, CBS drew a 3.7 overnight on Saturday afternoon for LSU’s late win over Auburn, up 19% from Tennessee-Florida last year in Week 3. Alabama-Ole Miss was ESPN’s top game on Saturday, drawing a 2.2 overnight in primetime. That figure was just below the 2.3 for USC-Texas on Fox. FS1’s top college game on Saturday was Kent State-Penn State at a 0.3 overnight.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
College football: Oklahoma-Iowa State
9/15
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
2.6
College football: BYU-Wisconsin
9/15
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.1
College football: Ohio State-TCU
9/15
ABC
8:00pm-12:00am
4.9
College football: LSU-Auburn
9/15
CBS
3:30-7:00pm
3.7
MLB: (regional)
9/15
Fox
1:00-4:45pm
1.0
College football: Houston-Texas Tech
9/15
Fox
4:45-8:00pm
0.8
College football: USC-Texas
9/15
Fox
8:15pm-12:00am
2.3
EPL: Watford-Manchester United
9/15
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.7
College football: Vanderbilt-Notre Dame
9/15
NBC
2:30-6:00pm
1.7
"World of X Games"
9/16
ABC
4:00-5:00pm
0.6
"The NFL Today"
9/16
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.5
NFL: (regional)
9/16
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
9.4
NFL: Patriots-Jaguars (79%)
9/16
CBS
4:15-7:30pm
14.0
"Fox NFL Kickoff"
9/16
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
1.3
"Fox NFL Sunday"
9/16
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.4
NFL: (singleheader)
9/16
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
10.9
LPGA: Evian Masters: Final Round (taped)
9/16
NBC
2:30-4:00pm
0.4
FEI Equestrian Games
9/16
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.5
"Football Night in America"
9/16
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
6.1
"SNF": Giants-Cowboys
9/16
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
13.8
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