December 7, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 12.5-6.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6, 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 13    Regional Coverage Map

11.32 rating 1 or 4 pm CBS Single (NYJ-NYG HOU-BUF BAL-MIA JAX-TEN DEN-SD KC-OAK)
(vs 10.2 for 2014 FOX Single and 10.7 for 2013 FOX Single)
11.00 rating 1:00 pm FOX Regional (ARI-STL ATL-TAM SEA-MIN CIN-CLE SF-CHI)
(vs 10.1 for 2014 CBS Regional and 11.9 for 2013 CBS Regional)
18.18 rating 4:30 pm FOX National (PHI-NE / CAR-NO)
(vs 19.2 for 2014 NE-GB CBS National and 17.4 for 2013 DEN-KC CBS National)
12.24 rating 8:30 pm NBC (IND-PIT)
(vs 13.2 in 2014 for DEN-KC and 12.1 in 2013 for NYG-WAS)

College Football: Week 14 

2.04 rating ABC 12:00 pm #22-Temple at #19-Houston
2.76 rating ESPN 12:00 pm Texas at #12-Baylor
8.25 rating CBS 4:00 pm #18-Florida at #2-Alabama
1.99 rating ESPN 7:45 pm #20-USC vs #7-Stanford
5.90 rating FOX 8:00 pm #5-Michigan State vs #4-Iowa
4.65 rating ABC 8:00 pm #10-North Carolina vs #1-Clemson

Note: Football regional coverage maps from

College Basketball

0.57 rating CBS 12:30 pm Temple at Wisconsin
0.61 rating FOX 1:00 pm #14-Syracuse at Georgetown
n/a rating ESPN 3:15 pm #19-Arizona at #13-Gonzaga


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Auto Racing

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
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Premier League

0.29 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Stoke City vs Manchester City
0.37 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester United vs West Ham
0.27 rating USA 10:00 am Arsenal vs Sunderland
0.75 rating NBC 12:30 pm Chelsea vs Bournemouth

0.46 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Newcastle United vs Liverpool


0.43 rating ESPN 4:00 pm Sunday



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.