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Overnight Ratings: NASCAR, WGC-Mexico Down Slightly From '18

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race from Atlanta led all sports telecasts over the weekend, drawing a 3.0 overnight on Fox. But Sunday afternoon’s telecast was down slightly from a 3.1 last year, which was up against Pyeongchang Games coverage. Two years ago, Fox drew a 3.6 overnight for the Atlanta race.

PLAYING THE LONG GAME: NBC yesterday drew a 2.8 overnight rating for the final round of the WGC-Mexico Championship, which saw Dustin Johnson win by five strokes over Rory McIlroy. Last year, NBC drew a 2.9 rating for the Sunday telecast, which saw Phil Mickelson win in a one-hole playoff with Justin Thomas.

NOTES: ABC last night drew a 20.6 overnight for the Oscars, up 12% from an 18.4 last year, but down from a 21.9 two years ago....It was a tie for top college hoops game of the weekend. ESPN drew a 1.9 overnight for Duke-Syracuse on Saturday, while CBS drew the same yesterday afternoon for Michigan State-Michigan.

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

TELECAST
DATE
NET
TIME (ET)
RATING
"World of X Games"
2/23
ABC
2:00-3:00pm
0.5
"Basketball: A Love Story"
2/23
ABC
3:00-5:00pm
0.6
"NBA Countdown"
2/23
ABC
8:00-8:30pm
1.3
NBA: Rockets-Warriors
2/23
ABC
8:30-11:00pm
2.6
College basketball: Auburn-Kentucky
2/23
CBS
1:30-3:45pm
0.9
College basketball: Florida State-North Carolina
2/23
CBS
3:45-5:45pm
1.3
College basketball: Marquette-Providence
2/23
Fox
12:00-2:15pm
0.4
College basketball: Georgetown-Creighton
2/23
Fox
2:30-4:30pm
0.4
EPL: Crystal Palace-Leicester City
2/23
NBC
12:30-2:30pm
0.7
WGC: Mexico Championship: Third Round
2/23
NBC
2:30-6:00pm
2.1
NHL: Penguins-Flyers (Stadium Series)
2/23
NBC
8:00-11:15pm
1.4
College basketball: Villanova-Xavier
2/24
CBS
1:00-3:45pm
1.0
College basketball: Michigan State-Michigan
2/24
CBS
3:45-6:00pm
1.9
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series:
Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta)
2/24
Fox
3:00-6:00pm
3.0
"Laureus Sports Awards" (taped)
2/24
NBC
12:30-1:30pm
0.5
WGC: Mexico Championship: Final Round
2/24
NBC
1:30-6:00pm
2.8
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