Last night’s Rose Bowl telecast between TCU and Wisconsin scored a 11.7 overnight rating, the highest overnight mark (excluding NFL) for ESPN and for all of cable television.

Despite the cable success, it was down 15 percent from last year’s 13.8 overnight rating on ABC.

In the nightcap, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl between Oklahoma and Connecticut generated a 6.7 overnights, tops for all programs on broadcast or cable yesterday evening. Read more