Overnight ratings soared by 50% for the Italy/England Euro 2012 semifinal. In other news, overnights held steady for the track & field Olympic Trials on NBC, and the PGA Tour had another increase on CBS.
- Big Jump For Italy/England Quarterfinal: Sunday’s Italy/England Euro 2012 quarterfinal drew a 2.4 overnight rating on ESPN, according to USA Today, up 50% from a comparable Spain/Italy match in 2008. (USA Today)
- Track & Field Trials Flat on Saturday, Down on Sunday: Saturday’s coverage of the track & field U.S. Olympic Trials drew a 2.6 overnight rating on NBC, even with 2008 (2.6). The following night, additional track & field coverage drew a 3.3 overnight — down 21% from the comparable telecast in 2008, which featured both track & field and swimming (4.2). In other Olympic action, coverage of the diving U.S. Olympic Trials drew a 1.3 overnight on Saturday. (Sports Business Daily)
- Overnights Rise For PGA Travelers Championship: Final round coverage of the PGA Tour Travelers Championship drew a 1.8 overnight rating on CBS Sunday evening, up 13% from last year (1.6), and even with 2010 (1.8). On Saturday, third round action drew a 1.3 overnight, up a tick from last year (1.2), and down 13% from 2010 (1.5). (Sports Business Daily)