April 6, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 4.4-5.2015

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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 4 and Sunday April 5, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

College Basketball

NCAA Basketball Championship: Final Four Round

9.64 rating TBS+TNT+TRU 6:00 pm #1-Duke vs #7-Michigan State
6.73 rating TBS with Jim Nantz and main CBS team
2.41 rating TNT with Duke announcers
0.50 rating TRU with MSU announcers

13.33 rating TBS+TNT+TRU 9:00 pm #1-Kentucky vs #1-Wisconsin
9.45 rating TBS with Jim Nantz and main CBS team
3.06 rating TNT with Kentucky announcers
0.82 rating TRU with Wisconsin announcers


2.50 rating ABC 1:00 pm HOU Rockets at OKC Thunder
3.39 rating ABC 3:30 pm CHI Bulls at CLE Cavaliers

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
returns Friday April 10

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Returns Saturday April 11

Returns Sunday April 12

Returns Sunday April 12


PGA: Shell Houston Open
1.99 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.72 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round


2.10 rating ESPN2 8:00 pm STL Cardinals at CHI Cubs


Premier League

0.40 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Arsenal vs Liverpool
0.51 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester United vs Aston Villa
0.71 rating NBC 12:30 pm Chelsea vs Stoke City

0.21 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Burnley vs Tottenham
0.32 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Sunderland vs Newcastle


0.92 rating NBC 12:00 pm PIT Penguins at PHI Flyers
0.57 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm STL Blues at CHI Blackhawks


Premier Boxing Champions
1.14 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Stevenson-Bika (light heavyweight)

n/a FS1 4:00 pm Sunday Mendes-Lamas


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.