March 17, 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 15 and Sunday March 16, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.



4.1 rating FOX 3:00-3:45 pm Sunday Food City 500 (-5% from 4.3 last year)
3.4 rating FOX 3:45-6:00 pm Sunday RAIN DELAY Food City 500
1.8 rating FS1 7:00-9:45 pm Sunday Food City 500 Conclusion


PGA Golf: Valspar Championship

1.3 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (same as last year)
1.8 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-10% from 2.0 last year)



2.6 rating ABC 3:30 pm Sunday Houston at Miami (+13% from 2.3 for NYK-LAL last year)


College Basketball

0.86 rating CBS 11:30 am Saturday Louisiana Tech vs Tulsa
1.9 rating CBS 1:45 pm Saturday #24-Ohio State vs #8-Michigan
1.9 rating CBS 4:15 pm Saturday #22-Michigan State vs #12-Wisconsin
1.4 rating CBS 6:30 pm Saturday #20-New Mexico vs #8-San Diego State
1.43 rating ABC 1:00 pm Saturday Tennessee vs #1-Florida
1.29 rating ABC 3:30 pm Saturday Georgia vs Kentucky
0.83 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Saturday Pittsburgh vs #6-Virginia
1.1 rating ESPN 3:30 pm Saturday North Carolina State vs #7-Duke
1.2 rating ESPN 6:00 pm Saturday #21-Connecticut vs #5-Louisville
1.2 rating ESPN 9:00 pm Saturday Baylor vs #16-Iowa State
0.39 rating FS1 6:00 pm Saturday UCLA vs #4-Arizona
0.42 rating FS1 8:30 pm Saturday Providence vs #14-Creighton
1.1 rating CBS 1:00 pm Sunday Saint Joseph’s at #23-VCU
2.4 rating CBS 3:30 pm Sunday #22-Michigan State vs #8-Michigan
2.2 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Sunday #7-Duke vs #6-Virginia
2.1 rating ESPN 3:00 pm Sunday Kentucky vs #1-Florida
4.2 rating CBS 6:00 pm Sunday NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show



0.92 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
0.46 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm Sunday Detroit at Chicago


Premier League
0.35 rating NBCSN 8:45 am Saturday Manchester City at Hull City
0.29 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Saturday Crystal Palace st Sunderland
0.30 rating NBCSN 1:30 pm Saturday Chelsea at Aston Villa

0.56 rating NBCSN 9:30 am Sunday Liverpool at Manchester United
0.48 rating NBCSN 12:00 pm Sunday Arsenal 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.