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Overnight Ratings: Ohio State's Win Over Penn State Big For ABC

Ohio State’s win over Penn State on Saturday night drew a 6.1 overnight rating on ABC, leading all college football games in Week 5. ABC and ESPN have now aired four of the five highest-rated games so far during the ’18 season. OSU-PSU also will give ABC a primetime win. Meanwhile, ABC in the 12:00pm ET window drew a 3.3 for Clemson’s come-from-behind win over Syracuse, marking the best figure in that window since ’16.

FORGET PARIS: Team Europe closed out its dominant victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup yesterday, with NBC earning a 2.0 overnight for coverage from France. That figure is up from a 1.8 four years ago from Gleneagles in Scotland. Two years ago, when the event was at Hazeltine in Minnesota, NBC drew a 3.4 overnight for the blowout U.S. win.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
College football: Syracuse-Clemson
9/29
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
3.3
College football: Baylor-Oklahoma
9/29
ABC
3:30-7:30pm
2.1
College football: Ohio State-Penn State
9/29
ABC
7:30-11:45pm
6.1
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing (taped)
9/29
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
College football: Tennessee-Georgia
9/29
CBS
3:30-6:45pm
2.6
MLB: (regional)
9/29
Fox
1:00-4:15pm
1.6
College football: Michigan-Northwestern
9/29
Fox
4:45-8:15pm
2.6
College football: BYU-Washington
9/29
Fox
8:30-11:30pm
1.0
Ryder Cup: Day 2
9/29
NBC
6:00am-12:30pm
1.7
"Best of the Ryder Cup"
9/29
NBC
12:30-6:00pm
1.2
College football: Stanford-Notre Dame
9/29
NBC
7:30-11:00pm
2.6
"World of X Games"
9/30
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
Stihl Timbersports (taped)
9/30
ABC
3:00-4:00pm
0.4
Beach Volleyball: p1440: San Jose Open
9/30
ABC
4:00-6:00pm
0.4
"The NFL Today"
9/30
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.5
NFL: (regional)
9/30
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
9.2
NFL: Saints-Giants (74%)
9/30
CBS
4:25-7:30pm
12.3
"Fox NFL Kickoff"
9/30
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
1.4
"Fox NFL Sunday"
9/30
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
3.4
NFL: (singleheader)
9/30
Fox
1:00-4:05pm
11.6
Ryder Cup: Day 3
9/30
NBC
6:00am-12:30pm
2.0
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
Bank of America Roval 400 (Charlotte)
9/30
NBC
2:15-5:45pm
2.0
"Football Night in America"
9/30
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
4.3
"SNF": Ravens-Steelers
9/30
NBC
8:30-11:15pm
12.3
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Overnight Ratings