March 3, 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 March 1 and Sunday March 2, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.



4.8 rating FOX 3:15 pm Sunday Phoenix 500 (-9% from 5.3 last year)
1.5 rating ABC 3:45 pm Saturday Phoneix 200 (+7% from 1.4 last year on ESPN2)


College Basketball

1.0 rating CBS 2:00 pm Saturday #7-Louisville at #21-Memphis
1.0 rating CBS 4:30 pm Saturday LSU at #1-Florida
0.76 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sunday Marquette at #8-Villanova
1.6 rating CBS 4:15 pm Sunday #22-Ohio State at Indiana


PGA Golf: Honda Classic

1.9 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (no change from 1.9 last year)
3.2 rating NBC 3:15 pm Sunday Final Round with 1-hole playoff (+39% from 2.3 last year)



2.0 rating ABC 1:00 pm Sunday NY Knicks vs Chicago


2.1 rating NBC 8:00 pm Saturday Pittsburgh at Chicago at Soldier Field
1.0 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Philadelphia at Washington
0.21 rating NBCSN 4:00 pm Sunday Ottawa at Vancouver
0.44 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm Sunday Boston at NY Rangers

Soccer: Premier League

0.39 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Saturday Chelsea at Fulham
0.40 rating NBCSN 12:30 pm Saturday Liverpool at Southampton
0.27 rating NBCSN 11:30 am Sunday Cardiff City at Tottenham Hotspur


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.