April 25, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 4.23-24.2016

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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 23 and Sunday April 24, 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: Valero Texas Open (San Antonio, TX)
1.15 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.62 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

NBA Playoffs

n/a rating TNT 3:00 pm TOR Raptors at IND Pacers Game 4
n/a rating TNT 5:30 pm MIA Heat at CHA Hornets Game 3
2.14 rating ESPN 8:00 pm OKC Thunder at DAL Mavericks Game 4
n/a rating ESPN 10:30 pm LA Clippers at POR Trail Blazers Game 3

2.65 rating ABC 1:00 pm SA Spurs at MEM Grizzlies Game 4
5.31 rating ABC 3:30 pm GS Warriors at HOU Rockets Game 4
n/a rating TNT 6:00 pm ATL Hawks at BOS Celtics Game 4
n/a rating TNT 8:30 pm CLE Cavaliers at DET Pistons Game 4


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm BOS Red Sox at HOU Astros
n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm BOS Red Sox at HOU Astros

NHL Playoffs

1.23 rating NBC 3:00 pm NY Rangers at PIT Penguins Game 5
0.30 rating NBCSN 6:00 pm NASH Predators at ANA Ducks Game 5
2.00 rating NBC 8:00 pm SJ STL Blues at CHI Blackhawks Game 6

1.44 rating NBC 12:00 pm WAS Capitals at PHI Flyers Game 6
1.18 rating NBC 3:00 pm TB DAL Stars at MIN Wild Game 6
0.53 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm FLA Panthers at NY Islanders Game 6

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.89 rating FOX 1:00 pm Toyota Owners 400 (Richmond, VA)

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.74 rating FS1 12:30 pm ToyotaCare 250 (Richmond, VA)

0.26 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Returns May 1 with Russian Gran Prix


Premier League
0.28 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Manchester City vs Stoke City
0.39 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Liverpool vs Newcastle United
0.19 rating USA 10:00 am Bournemouth vs Chelsea
0.42 rating NBCSN 9:00 am Sunderland vs Arsenal
0.47 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Leicester City vs Swansea



0.45 rating FOX 4:00 pm AMA Supercross (Foxborough, MA)


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.