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Overnight Ratings: NBA Free Agency Delivers For "The Jump"

ESPN2 yesterday aired a special five-hour episode of “The Jump” around NBA free agency, and the show from 5:00-10:00pm ET drew a 0.8 overnight rating. Last year, ESPN2 carried various studio shows unrelated to free agency, drawing a 0.2 overnight in that window.

LET'S PLAY TWO: MLB headed over to London for two Yankees-Red Sox games this weekend. Fox on Saturday from 1:00-6:00pm ET drew a 2.3 overnight for the first game. Yesterday, ESPN drew a 1.7 overnight for the game from 10:00am-2:30pm. Both of those games topped the Braves-Mets “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast last night (1.0) and the MLB regionalized primetime telecast on Fox on Saturday night (1.5).

NIGHT MOVES: The first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the ’19 season for NBC Sports saw a three-hour weather delay yesterday, pushing NBCSN’s telecast from Chicagoland into primetime. The race from 6:30-9:15pm ET drew a 1.4 overnight, down from a 1.6 last year for the same race, which had an afternoon window. Two years ago, NBC Sports began its Cup coverage from Daytona.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
FIFA Women's World Cup: quarterfinal: U.S.-France
6/28
Fox
2:45-5:00pm
4.9
"World of X Games"
6/29
ABC
2:30-3:30pm
0.3
"World of X Games"
6/29
ABC
3:30-4:00pm
0.3
"E:60"
6/29
ABC
4:00-5:00pm
0.5
Basketball: Big3 (Charlotte)
6/29
CBS
12:00-2:00pm
0.5
Major League Fishing (taped)
6/29
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
PGA Tour: Rocket Mortgage Classic: third round
6/29
CBS
3:00-6:00pm
1.1
MLB: Yankees-Red Sox (London)
6/29
Fox
1:00-6:00pm
2.3
Golf: U.S. Senior Open: third round
6/29
Fox
6:00-7:30pm
0.8
MLB: (regional)
6/29
Fox
8:15pm-12:00am
1.5
"Dew Tour Recap" (Long Beach)
6/29
NBC
3:00-4:00pm
0.3
Volleyball: FIVB Nations League: U.S.-Serbia
6/29
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.3
World's Strongest Man (taped)
6/30
CBS
1:00-2:00pm
0.6
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing (taped)
6/30
CBS
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
PGA Tour: Rocket Mortgage Classic: final round
6/30
CBS
3:00-6:15pm
1.5
Golf: U.S. Senior Open: final round
6/30
Fox
2:00-7:15pm
0.6
"Dew Tour Recap" (Long Beach)
6/30
NBC
3:00-4:00pm
0.3
Track & Field: Prefontaine Classic
6/30
NBC
4:00-6:00pm
0.9
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Overnight Ratings