January 25, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 1.23-24.2016

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday January 23 and Sunday January 24, 2016. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for sports ratings from the same NFL schedule weekend or the same calendar weekend last year.

NFL: Conference Championships

31.75 rating 3:00 pm CBS AFC: New England at Denver
—(vs 23.5 rating 2015 CBS 6:30 pm IND-NE and 29.5 rating 2014 CBS 3:00 pm NE-DEN)

26.79 rating 6:30 pm FOX NFC: Arizona at Carolina
—(vs 29.1 rating 2015 FOX 3:00 pm GB-SEA and 31.0 rating 2014 FOX 6:45 pm SF-SEA)


2.91 rating ABC 8:30 pm Chicago at Cleveland

College Basketball

0.98 rating CBS 12:00 pm Georgetown at Connecticut
1.45 rating CBS 2:00 pm Duke at North Carolina State
1.06 rating CBS 4:00 pm UCLA at Oregon


PGA: CareerBuilder Challenge (La Quinta, CA)
0.56 rating GOLF 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
0.33 rating GOLF 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Returns soon

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Returns soon

Returns soon

Returns soon


Premier League

0.33 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Norwich vs Liverpool
0.49 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester United vs Southampton
0.21 rating USA 10:00 am Crystal Palace vs Tottenham
0.84 rating NBC 12:30 pm West Ham vs Manchester City

0.27 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Everton vs Swansea
0.65 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Arsenal vs Chelsea




U.S. Figure Skating Championships
1.62 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday
2.50 rating NBC 8:00 pm Saturday
1.04 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday

Premier Boxing Champions
1.63 rating FOX 8:00 pm Saturday Garcia-Guerrero (welterweight)


About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.