December 16, 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 December 14 and Sunday December 15, 2013. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


College Football Week 16

4.2 rating CBS 3:00 Army vs Navy

2.7 rating ESPN 8:00 pm Hesiman Trophy Award Announcement


NFL Week 15: Sunday Network Packages — Ranking

18.1 rating FOX 4:30 pm mostly GB-DAL (versus 13.8 last year for single game)

11.1 rating FOX 1:00 pm mostly SEA-NYG/SF-TB (versus 13.8 last year for single game)

10.9 rating NBC 8:30 pm CIN-PIT (-28% from 15.2 last year for SF-NE)

10.8 rating CBS 1:00/4:00 pm mostly NE-MIN/NYJ-CAR (versus 10.8 last year for regional game and 17.1 for national game)



0.64 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge
0.51 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Winter Dew Tour Breckenridge


0.64 rating NBC 2:00 pm Saturday Shark Shootout
0.84 rating NBC 4:00 pm Saturday Father/Son Golf
0.49 rating NBC 2:00 pm Sunday Shark Shootout
0.83 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday Father/Son Shootout

College Basketball

1.87 rating 5:15 pm Saturday ESPN Kentucky-North Carolina
1.5 rating 12:00 pm Saturday CBS Arizona-Michigan

Premier League Soccer

0.34 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Saturday Manchester City vs Arsenal
0.40 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Saturday Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
0.20 rating NBCSN 12:30 pm Saturday Hull City vs Stoke City
0.30 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Sunday Aston Villa vs Manchester United
0.47 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Sunday Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool


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.