September 23, 2013

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

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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 September 21 and Sunday September 22, 2013. (The 56 markets out of 210 total cover about 70% of the US television population.)


College Football

Top Games on Saturday

3.2 rating NBC 3:30pm Michigan State-#22 Notre Dame

3.1 rating ABC 8:00pm #15 Michigan-UConn (37 markets) or Kansas St-Texas (19 markets)

3.0 rating CBS 3:30pm Tennessee -#19 Florida

2.0 rating ABC 3:30pm Purdue-#24 Wisconsin (39 markets) or Utah St-USC (17 markets)

1.9 rating ESPN 7:30pm Auburn-#6 LSU


NFL Week 3

Sunday NFL Packages Ranking

14.6 rating CBS 4:30pm-8:00pm IND-SF (45 markets) or BUF-NYJ (4 markets) or JAX-SEA (4 markets)* (-1% from 14.8 last year)

13.5 rating NBC 8:30pm-11:30PM CHI-PIT (-6% from 14.3 last year for NE-BAL)

13.3 rating FOX 1:00-4:30pm GB-CAR (17 markets), ATL-MIA (10 markets), STL-DAL (9 markets), and four other games (+9% from 12.2 last year)

7.7 rating CBS 1:00-4:15pm HOU-BAL (31 markets), CLE-MIN (10 markets), SD-TEN (7 markets) (-32% from 11.4 last year)

*-note: the entire country was switched to the end of the BUF-NYJ game at approx. 7:15pm.


NASCAR: 2.2 rating for New Hampshire 300 on ESPN Sunday 2:00-5:30pm (same as last year).

GOLF: 1.6 rating for the final round of Fed Ex Cup Tour Championship on NBC Sunday 1:00-6:00pm (down 27% from 2.2 last year).

MLB: 1.3 rating on Saturday 1:00-4:00pm on FOX for SF-NYY (42 markets) and BAL-TB (14 markets) (-7% from 1.4 last year).




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.