December 30, 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 Friday December 27, Saturday December 28 and Sunday December 29, 2013. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


College Football Early Bowls

1.6 rating ESPN 2:30 Military Bowl Marshall vs Maryland
2.4 rating ESPN 6:00 Texas Bowl Syracuse vs Minnesota
2.6 rating ESPN 9:30 Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs Washington

3.3 rating ESPN 12:00 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs Notre Dame
3.1 rating ESPN 3:15 Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs North Carolina
3.6 rating ESPN 6:45 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami vs #18-Louisville
2.9 rating ESPN 10:15 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan vs Kansas State


NFL Week 17: Sunday Network Packages — Ranking

16.8 rating NBC 8:30 pm PHI-DAL (-8% from 18.3 last year for DAL-WAS)

15.7 rating FOX 4:30 pm mostly GB-CHI & TB-NO (-4% from 16.4 last year for national game)

12.1 rating CBS 1:00 pm mostly BAL-CIN & NYJ-MIA (+8% from 11.2 last year for national game)

10.7 rating CBS 4:30 pm mostly BUF-NE & KC-SD (+32% from 8.1 last year for regional game)

10.2 rating FOX 1:00 pm mostly CAR-ATL & WAS-NYG (-6% from 10.8 last year for regional game)


Ski Jumping — US Olympic Trials

0.91 rating NBC 1:30 pm Sunday

Speed Skating — US Olympic Trials

0.67 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday
0.98 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday

College Basketball

1.1 rating 2:00 pm Saturday CBS Villanova at Syracuse
2.1 rating 4:30 pm Saturday CBS Louisville at Kentucky

Premier League Soccer

0.21 rating NBCSN 7:45 am West Bromwich Albion vs West Ham United
0.40 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
0.54 rating NBC 12:30 pm Sunderland vs Cardiff City
0.32 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Arsenal vs Newcastle United
0.50 rating NBC 11:00 am Liverpool vs Chelsea


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.