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Overnight Ratings: Blowouts Lead The Way For College Football

Alabama-South Carolina, which was CBS’ first college football game of the season, led all Week 3 games, drawing a 3.1 overnight rating in the 3:30pm ET window. Alabama beat South Carolina 47-23. Another blowout, Clemson-Syracuse, was No. 2 with a 2.6 overnight on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football.” Coming in at No. 3 was a third blowout -- Ohio State-Indiana -- which drew a 2.5 and delivered Fox another win in that 12:00pm window (ABC drew a 2.4 for Pitt-Penn State in the same window).

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
College football: Pitt-Penn State
9/14
ABC
12:30-4:00pm
2.4
College football: USC-BYU
9/14
ABC
4:00-7:30pm
2.2
College football: Clemson-Syracuse
9/14
ABC
7:30-11:30pm
2.6
Esports: Nintendo World Championship Finals (taped)
9/14
CBS
1:30-2:30pm
0.3
"College Football Today"
9/14
CBS
3:00-3:30pm
0.7
College football: Alabama-South Carolina
9/14
CBS
3:30-7:15pm
3.1
"Big Noon Kickoff"
9/14
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
0.7
College football: Ohio State-Indiana
9/14
Fox
12:00-3:15pm
2.5
College football: Arizona State-Michigan State
9/14
Fox
4:00-7:45pm
2.1
College football: Oklahoma-UCLA
9/14
Fox
8:00-11:15pm
2.0
EPL: Manchester City-Norwich City
9/14
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.7
College football: New Mexico-Notre Dame
9/14
NBC
2:30-6:00pm
1.1
"World of X Games"
9/15
ABC
2:30-3:30pm
0.2
ESPN Films: "College Football 150: The College Game"
9/15
ABC
3:30-4:30pm
0.3
ESPN Films: "College Football 150: The Greatest"
9/15
ABC
4:30-5:00pm
0.3
"The NFL Today"
9/15
CBS
12:00-1:00pm
2.3
NFL: (singleheader)
9/15
CBS
1:05-4:05pm
9.9
"Fox NFL Kickoff"
9/15
Fox
11:00am-12:00pm
1.4
"Fox NFL Sunday"
9/15
Fox
12:00-1:00pm
4.0
NFL: (regional)
9/15
Fox
1:05-4:15pm
11.4
NFL: Saints-Rams (81%)
9/15
Fox
4:25-7:45pm
15.8
Mecum Auto Auctions (taped)
9/15
NBC
2:00-3:00pm
0.4
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (Laguna Seca)
9/15
NBC
3:00-6:00pm
0.3
"Football Night in America"
9/15
NBC
7:30-8:15pm
5.1
"SNF": Eagles-Falcons
9/15
NBC
8:30-11:30pm
12.2
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Overnight Ratings