January 13, 2014

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 January 11 and Sunday January 12, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


NFL Playoffs: Divisional Weekend

19.5 rating FOX 4:30 NFC New Orleans-Seattle (+4% from 18.7 for GB-SF last year at 8:30)
19.4 rating CBS 8:15 AFC Indianapolis-New England (-10% from 21.6 for BAL-DEN last year at 4:30)

21.8 rating FOX 1:00 NFC San Francisco-Carolina (+2% from 21.3 for SEA-ATL last year)
25.1 rating CBS 4:45 AFC San Diego-Denver (+5% from 23.8 for HOU-NE last year)


College Basketball

0.9 rating 3:30 pm Saturday CBS #14-Kentucky vs NR-Vanderbilt
0.72 rating 1:30 pm Sunday CBS #20-Iowa vs #3-Ohio State


US Olympic Trials

1.9 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday Pairs/Free Dance Skating
3.0 rating NBC 8:00 pm Saturday Ladies Free Skating
1.6 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Men’s Free Skating

English Premier League Soccer

0.2 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Chelsea vs Hull City
0.4 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur
0.8 rating NBC 12:30 pm Saturday Swansea City vs Manchester United

0.36 rating NBCSN 9:00 am Manchester City vs Newcastle United
0.39 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Liverpool vs Stoke 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.