April 27, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 4.25-26.2015

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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 25 and Sunday April 26, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same weekend last year.

NBA Playoffs

n/a rating TNT 3:00 pm NJ Nets at ATL Hawks Game 3
n/a rating TNT 5:30 pm CHI Bulls at MIL Bucks Game 4
n/a rating ESPN 8:00 GS Warriors at NO Pelicans Game 4
n/a rating ESPN 10:30 pm MEM Grizzlies at POR Trail Blazers Game 3

4.15 rating ABC 1:00 CLE Cavaliers at BOS Celtics Game 4
4.97 rating ABC 3:30 pm LA Clippers at SA Spurs Game 4
n/a rating TNT 6:30 pm TOR Raptors at WAS Wizards Game 4
n/a rating TNT 9:00 pm HOU Rockets at DAL Mavericks Game 4


PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans
1.07 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.85 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.63 rating FS1 7:30 pm Richmond 250

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.09 rating FOX 1:15 pm Richmond 400

0.25 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Grand Prix of Alabama

Returns Sunday May 10 with Grand Prix of Spain

NHL Playoffs

1.34 rating NBC 3:00 pm WAS Capitals at NY Islanders Game 6
0.47 rating NBCSN 6:00 pm DET Red Wings at TB Lightning Game 5
1.75 rating NBC 8:00 pm NSH Predators at CHI Blackhawks Game 6
0.34 rating NBCSN 9:00 pm VAN Canucks at CAL Flames Game 6

1.34 rating NBC 3:00 pm STL Blues at MIN Wild Game 6
0.67 rating NBCSN 6:00 pm MON Canadiens at OTT Senators Game 6


n/a rating FS1 1:00 pm CLE Indians at DET Tigers
n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm NY Mets at NY Yankees

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm NY Mets at NY Yankees


Premier League

0.29 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Southampton vs Tottenham
0.30 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Burnley vs Leicester
0.68 rating NBC 12:30 pm Manchester City vs Aston Villa

0.37 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Everton vs Manchester City
0.67 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Arsenal vs Chelsea




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.