The Ratings Game: Heisman Overnights Drop By A Third


Recent sports TV ratings news, including a big drop in overnights for The Heisman Trophy Presentation on ESPN and college basketball on CBS, and overnights for ESPN’s last 30 For 30 documentary.

  • ESPN drew a 2.4 overnight rating for The Heisman Trophy Presentation Saturday night, down 33% from last year (3.6). Last year’s Heisman Presentation finished as the most-viewed ever on ESPN. (Sports Business Daily)
  • Also Saturday night, ESPN drew a 1.8 overnight for the network’s final 30 For 30 documentary, Pony Excess. (Sports Business Daily)
  • Saturday’s Saint Louis/Duke game drew a 1.0 overnight rating on CBS, down 70% from last year (KEN/IND: 1.7). In the Raleigh-Durham market, the game aired on FOX affiliate WRAZ, as CBS affiliate WRAL aired coverage of Elizabeth Edwards‘ funeral. (Sports Business Daily, WRAL)