February 23, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 2.21-22.2015

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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 February 21 and Sunday February 22, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

College Basketball

0.68 rating CBS 1:00 pm Florida at LSU
0.39 rating FOX 12:00 pm Seton Hall at St John’s
0.52 rating FOX 2:30 pm #6-Villanova at Marquette
0.73 rating ESPN 12:00 pm Minnesota at #5-Wisconsin
0.98 rating ESPN 2:00 pm Miami at #12-Louisville
1.23 rating ESPN 4:00 pm Clemson at #4-Duke
1.26 rating ESPN 7:00 pm Auburn at #1-Kentucky
0.83 rating ESPN 9:00 pm UCLA at #7-Arizona

1.50 rating CBS 1:00 pm #24-Ohio State at Michigan



Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
1.70 rating FS1 3:30 pm Saturday Alert Today Florida 300 (Daytona)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.92 rating FOX 12:00 pm Pre-Race
7.32 rating FOX 1:30 pm Daytona 500
5.25 rating FOX 5:00 pm Post-Race (to 5:15 pm)


PGA: Northern Trust Open (L.A.)
1.62 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.97 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (to 7:30 pm, 3-hole playoff)


Premier League

0.41 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Chelsea vs Burnley
0.61 rating NBC 12:30 pm Manchester City vs Newcastle

0.17 rating NBCSN 7:00 am Tottenham vs West Ham
0.28 rating NBCSN 9:00 am Everton vs Leicester
0.51 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Southampton vs Liverpool


0.36 rating NBCSN 10:00 pm LA Kings at SJ Sharks

0.84 rating NBC 12:30 pm WAS Capitals at PHI Flyers
1.29 rating NBC 3:00 pm BOS Bruins at CHI Blackhawks
0.21 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm DAL Stars at MIN Wild




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.