October 19, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 10.17-18.2015

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for sports ratings from the same NFL and college football weekend or the same calendar weekend last year.

NFL: Week 6 Regional Coverage Map

11.29 rating 1 or 4 pm FOX Single (WAS-NYJ ARI-PIT CHI-DET CAR-SEA)
(vs 10.6 in 2014 and 10.9 in 2013 for CBS Singles)
12.41 rating 1:00 pm CBS Regional (KC-MIN CIN-BUF DEN-CLE HOU-JAX MIA-TEN)
(vs 11.2 in 2014 and 11.6 in 2013 for FOX Regionals)
15.48 rating 4:30 pm CBS National (SD-GB BAL-SF)
(vs 19.2 in 2014 for DAL-SEA and 17.5 in 2013 for NO-NE on FOX Nationals)
14.55 rating 8:20 pm NBC (NE-IND)
(vs 11.6 in 2014 for NYG-PHI and 13.5 in 2013 for WAS-DAL)

College Football: Week 7

2.27 rating ABC 12:00 pm #17-Iowa at #20-Northwestern or #13-Ole Miss @ Memphis Regional Coverage Map
1.53 rating FOX 12:00 pm West Virginia at #2-Baylor
n/a rating ESPN 12:00 pm Louisville at #11-Florida State
1.27 rating ABC 3:30 pm #19-Oklahoma @ Kansas State
3.56 rating CBS 3:30 pm #10-Alabama at #9-Texas A&M
5.11 rating ESPN 3:30 pm #7-Michigan State at #12-Michigan
3.98 rating ESPN 7:00 pm #8-Florida at #6-LSU
X rating ESPN2 7:00 pm #3-TCU at Iowa State
2.89 rating NBC 7:30 pm USC at #14-Notre Dame
3.45 rating ABC 8:00 pm Penn State at #1-Ohio State
2.11 rating ESPN 10:00 pm Arizona State at #4-Utah

Note: Football regional coverage maps from


Returns next year

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.66 rating NBCSN 4:00 pm Saturday Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas City, KS)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.23 rating NBC 2:45 pm Sunday Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas City, KS)

Returns next year

Returns Oct 25 with United States Grand Prix


4.33 rating FOX 8:00 pm TOR Blue Jays at KC Royals ALCS Game 1

1.93 rating FS1 4:30 pm TOR Blue Jays at KC Royals ALCS Game 2
5.08 rating TBS 8:00 pm CHI Cubs at NY Mets NLCS Game 1

4.94 rating TBS 8:00 pm CHI Cubs at NY Mets NLCS Game 2


Premier League
0.39 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Tottenham vs Liverpool
0.35 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Everton vs Manchester United
0.20 rating USA 10:00 am Chelsea vs Aston Villa
0.64 rating NBC 12:30 pm Watford vs Arsenal
0.31 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Newcastle United vs Norwich City




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.