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


College Football Early Bowls

2.3 rating ABC 3:30 Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs USC
1.9 rating ESPN 2:15 New Mexico Bowl Washington State vs Colorado State
1.5 rating ESPN 6:15 Idaho Bowl Buffalo vs San Diego State
1.4 rating ESPN 9:00 New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs Lousiana-Lafayette


NFL Week 16: Sunday Network Packages — Ranking

14.3 rating CBS 4:30 pm mostly NE-BAL (versus 11.4 last year for single game)

13.3 rating FOX 1:00/4:00 pm mostly NO-CAR/NYG-DET/AZ-SEA/DAL-WAS (versus 10.6 last year for regional game and 17.0 for national game)

12.5 rating NBC 8:30 pm CHI-PHI (-1% from 12.6 last year for SF-SEA)

10.8 rating CBS 1:00 pm mostly DEN-HOU/IND-KC/CLE-NYJ (versus 11.4 last year for single game)



0.49 rating NBC 2:00 pm Sunday US Grand Prix


0.86 rating NBC 4:30 pm Saturday Winter Nationals
0.67 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday Duel in the Pool

College Basketball

1.0 rating 4:00 pm Saturday CBS Michigan State at Texas

Premier League Soccer

0.25 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Saturday Liverpool vs Cardiff City
0.34 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Saturday Fulham vs Manchester City
0.46 rating NBC 1:30 pm Saturday
0.26 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Sunday Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur
0.28 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Sunday Swansea City vs Swansea City


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.