April 18, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 4.16-17.2016

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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 April 16 and Sunday April 17, 2016. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for sports ratings from the same calendar weekend last year.


PGA: The Heritage (Hilton Head Island, SC)
1.25 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.80 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

NBA Playoffs

n/a rating ESPN 12:30 pm IND Pacers vs TOR Raptors Game 1
n/a rating ABC 3:30 pm HOU Rockets at GS Warriors Game 1
3.93 rating ESPN 7:00 pm BOS Celtics at ATL Hawks Game 1
n/a rating ESPN 9:30 pm DAL Mavericks at OKC Thunder Game 1

4.05 rating ABC 3:00 pm DET Pistons at CLE Cavaliers Game 1
n/a rating TNT 5:30 pm CHA Hornets at MIA Heat Game 1
n/a rating TNT 8:00 pm MEM Grizzlies at SA Spurs Game 1
n/a rating TNT 10:30 pm POR Trail Blazers at LA Clippers Game 1


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm TOR Blue Jays at BOS Red Sox
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm ATL Braves at MIA Marlins
n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm SF Giants at LA Dodgers

NHL Playoffs

1.23 rating NBC 3:00 pm NY Rangers at PIT Penguins Game 2
0.31 rating CNBC 7:00 pm PHI Flyers at WAS Capitals Game 2
0.34 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm MIN Wild at DAL Stars Game 2
0.33 rating NBCSN 10:30 pm SJ Sharks at LA Kings Game 2

1.57 rating NBC 3:00 pm STL Blues at CHI Blackhawks Game 3
0.39 rating CNBC 7:00 pm TB Lightning at DET Red Wings Game 3
0.43 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm FLA Panthers at NY Islanders Game 3
0.26 rating NBCSN 10:30 pm NASH Predators at ANA Ducks Game 2

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.15 rating FOX 1:00 pm Food City 500 (Bristol, TN)

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.69 rating FS1 12:30 pm Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 (Bristol, TN)

0.37 rating NBCSN 4:30 pm Grand Prix of Long Beach

n/a rating NBCSN 1:30 am Grand Prix of China


Premier League
0.27 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Norwich City vs Sunderland
0.37 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester United vs Aston Villa
0.18 rating USA 10:00 am Everton vs Southampton
0.71 rating NBC 12:30 pm Chelsea vs Manchester City
0.40 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Leicester City vs West Ham
0.50 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

0.30 rating FOX 12:30 pm Bayern Munich vs Schalke


1.01 rating NBC 8:30 pm Premier Boxing Champions
1.52 rating FOX 8:00 pm UFC Fight Night


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.