December 28, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 12.26-27.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday December 26 and Sunday December 27, 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 16    Regional Coverage Map

5.35 rating 8:30 pm NFL Network (WAS-PHI)
(vs 4.8 rating 4:30 pm 2014 NFL Network for PHI-WAS)
10.97 rating 1 or 4 pm CBS Single (NE-NYJ HOU-TEN CLE-KC PIT-BAL JAX-NO)
(vs 10.0 for 2014 FOX Single and 13.3 for 2013 FOX Single)
10.63 rating 1:00 pm FOX Regional (IND-MIA SF-DET DAL-BUF CHI-TB CAR-ATL)
(vs 12.3 for 2014 CBS Regional and 10.8 for 2013 CBS Regional)
16.79 rating 4:30 pm FOX National (GB-ARI STL-SEA)
(vs 14.7 for 2014 IND-DAL CBS National and 14.3 for 2013 NE-BAL CBS National)
11.50 rating 8:30 pm NBC (NYG-MIN)
(vs 12.8 in 2014 for SEA-ARI and 12.5 in 2013 for CHI-PHI)

College Football: Bowls 

1.88 rating ESPN 11:00 am St Petersburg Bowl Connecticut vs Marshall
3.41 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sun Bowl Miami vs Washington State
1.78 rating ESPN 2:30 pm Heart of Dallas Bowl Washington vs Southern Mississippi
2.66 rating ABC 3:30 pm Pinstripe Bowl Indiana vs Duke
2.10 rating ESPN 6:00 pm Independence Bowl Tulsa vs Virginia Tech
2.29 rating ESPN 9:30 pm Foster Farms Bowl UCLA vs Nebraska

Note: Football regional coverage maps from

College Basketball

1.91 rating CBS 12:00 pm Louisville at Kentucky


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Auto Racing

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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Premier League

0.27 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Stoke City vs Manchester United
0.42 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Liverpool vs Leicester
0.25 rating USA 10:00 am Chelsea vs Watford
0.67 rating NBC 12:30 pm Newcastle vs Everton
0.71 rating NBC 2:30 pm Southampton vs Arsenal





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.