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Overnight Ratings: Fox Sees Slight Bump For Final UFC Telecast

The final UFC telecast on the Fox broadcast network drew a 1.5 overnight rating on Saturday night, which saw Al Iaquinta win in a decision in the main event against Kevin Lee. That figure is up from a 1.4 for the UFC/Fox card on the same night last year, which featured Rafael dos Anjos-Robbie Lawler. UFC cards will move to ESPN starting in ’19.

VEGAS BABY: ABC on Saturday afternoon drew a 2.3 overnight for Fresno State’s win over Arizona State in the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl. That is the bowl’s lowest figure since a 1.7 for Colorado State-BYU in ’14. Last year, Boise State-Oregon drew a 2.4 overnight on ABC.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl: Alcorn State-N.C. A&T
12/15
ABC
12:00-3:30pm
1.7
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State-Fresno State
12/15
ABC
3:30-7:00pm
2.3
"World's Toughest Mudder"
12/15
CBS
12:30-1:30pm
0.6
College basketball: Purdue-Notre Dame (Crossroads Classic)
12/15
CBS
1:30-3:30pm
0.7
College basketball: Indiana-Butler (Crossroads Classic)
12/15
CBS
4:00-6:00pm
1.3
UFC on Fox 31: Al Iaquinta d. Kevin Lee
12/15
Fox
8:00-10:00pm
1.5
EPL: Fulham-West Ham
12/15
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.5
Golf: PNC Father/Son Challenge (taped)
12/15
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
1.3
"World of X Games"
12/16
ABC
3:00-3:30pm
0.4
"World of X Games"
12/16
ABC
3:30-4:00pm
0.4
"Always Late with Katie Nolan"
12/16
ABC
4:00-5:00pm
0.3
"The NFL Today"
12/16
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.3
NFL: (regional)
12/16
CBS
1:00-4:15pm
8.3
NFL: Patriots-Steelers (98%)
12/16
CBS
4:25-7:30pm
16.5
"Fox NFL Kickoff"
12/16
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
1.5
"Fox NFL Sunday"
12/16
Fox
12:00-1:03pm
3.8
NFL: (singleheader)
12/16
Fox
1:03-4:05pm
12.4
"Red Bull Signature Series"
12/16
Fox
4:30-6:00pm
4.1
USA Swimming Winter Nationals (taped)
12/16
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.3
Golf: PNC Father/Son Challenge (taped)
12/16
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
0.6
"Football Night in America"
12/16
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.8
"SNF": Eagles-Rams
12/16
NBC
8:15-11:15pm
12.5
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Overnight Ratings