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Overnight Ratings: Warriors-Spurs Strong For ABC; Fox Sees Another NASCAR Cup Decline

ABC on Saturday night drew a 3.7 overnight rating for Warriors-Spurs, marking a tie for the NBA’s second-best regular-season overnight in three years. The game aired up against CBS’ Kansas-UConn game in the NCAA Tournament, which drew a 4.0 overnight. Meanwhile, Fox saw another year-over-year decrease for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coverage. The Auto Club 400 from Fontana drew a 3.5 overnight yesterday, down from a 4.0 for the same race last year.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
NCAA Tournament: First Round:
Stephen F. Austin-WVU
3/18
CBS
7:10-9:45pm
3.2
NCAA Tournament: First Round:
Notre Dame-Michigan
3/18
CBS
10:00pm-12:15am
3.7
"World of X Games: Oslo 2016"
3/19
ABC
3:00-5:00pm
0.4
"NBA Countdown"
3/19
ABC
8:00-8:30pm
1.5
NBA: Warriors-Spurs
3/19
ABC
8:30-11:00pm
3.7
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Miami-Wichita State
3/19
CBS
12:00-2:30pm
3.9
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Duke-Yale
3/19
CBS
2:40-5:15pm
5.6
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Indiana-Kentucky
3/19
CBS
5:15-7:45pm
6.8
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Kansas-UConn
3/19
CBS
8:00-10:15pm
4.0
Bundesliga: Frankfurt-Hannover
3/19
Fox
1:30-3:30pm
0.2
FIS World Cup Final:
Women's Slalom (taped)
3/19
NBC
1:00-2:30pm
0.5
PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational:
Third Round
3/19
NBC
2:30-6:15pm
1.4
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Villanova-Iowa
3/20
CBS
12:00-2:15pm
3.6
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Notre Dame-Stephen F. Austin
3/20
CBS
2:30-5:00pm
5.8
NCAA Tournament: Second Round:
Oklahoma-VCU
3/20
CBS
5:00-7:30pm
5.7
"Fox NASCAR Sunday"
3/20
Fox
3:00-3:45pm
1.7
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Auto Club 500 (Fontana)
3/20
Fox
3:45-6:45pm
3.5
EPL: Manchester City-Manchester United
3/20
NBC
12:00-2:00pm
1.0
"EPL Goal Zone"
3/20
NBC
2:00-2:30pm
0.7
PGA Tour: Arnold Palmer Invitational:
Final Round
3/20
NBC
2:30-6:00pm
2.1