March 16, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 3.14-15.2015

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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 March 14 and Sunday March 15, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

College Basketball

1.55 rating CBS 1:00 pm Big Ten Semifinal: Purdue vs #6-Wisconsin
1.90 rating CBS 3:30 pm Big Ten Semifinal: Michigan State vs #8-Maryland
1.20 rating CBS 6:00 pm Mountain West Championship: Wyoming vs San Diego State
1.55 rating ESPN 1:00 pm SEC Semifinal: Auburn vs #1-Kentucky
0.94 rating ESPN 3:00 pm SEC Semifinal: Georgia vs #21-Arkansas
1.59 rating ESPN 6:00 pm Big 12 Championship: #13-Iowa State vs #9-Kansas
2.31 rating ESPN 8:30 pm ACC Championship: #19-North Carolina vs #11-Notre Dame
1.13 rating ESPN 11:00 pm PAC-12 Championship: Oregon vs #5-Arizona
0.28 rating FS1 8:00 pm Big East Championship: Xavier vs #4-Villanova

1.20 rating CBS 1:00 pm Atlantic 10 Championship: VCU vs Dayton
2.63 rating CBS 3:30 pm Big Ten Championship: Michigan State vs #6-Wisconsin
1.95 rating ESPN 1:00 pm SEC Championship: #21-Arkansas vs #1-Kentucky
1.25 rating ESPN 3:15 pm AAC Championship: UConn vs #20-SMU

3.86 rating CBS 6:00 NCAA Tournament Selection Show


1.91 rating ABC 1:00 pm CHI Bulls at OKC Thunder
2.23 rating ABC 3:30 pm HOU Rockets at LA Clippers

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
1.52 rating FOX 4:15 pm Phoenix 200

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.80 rating FOX 3:00 pm Phoenix 500

0.17 rating FS1 12:30a Australia


PGA: Valspar Championship (Innisbrook Resort Palm Harbor, FL)
1.47 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.41 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round


Premier League

0.27 rating NBCSN 8:30 am QPR vs Crystal Palace
0.42 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Arsenal vs West Ham
0.31 rating NBCSN 1:30 pm Burnley vs Manchester City

0.52 rating NBCSN 9:30 am Chelsea vs Southampton
0.51 rating NBCSN 12:00 pm Manchester United vs Tottenham


0.16 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm MON Canadiens at NY Islanders

0.84 rating NBC 12:00 pm DET Red Wings at PIT Penguins
0.47 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm BOS Bruins at WAS Capitals




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.