April 7, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

College Basketball

NCAA Men’s Tournament: Final Four
4.6 rating TBS 6:00 pm Saturday #1-Florida 53 vs #7-Connecticut 63
2.3 rating TNT 6:00 pm Saturday “Teamcast” with Florida announcers
0.49 rating TRU 6:00 pm Saturday “Teamcast” with Connecticut announcers
7.4 rating 3-Turner-Net-Combo 6:00 pm Saturday

5.6 rating TBS 9:00 pm Saturday #8-Kentucky 74 vs #2-Wisconsin 73
2.6 rating TNT 9:00 pm Saturday “Teamcast” with Kentucky announcers
0.83 rating TRU 9:00 pm Saturday “Teamcast” with Wisconsin announcers
9.0 rating 3-Turner-Net-Combo 9:00 pm Saturday

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.2 rating FOX 2:30 pm Sunday TEXAS 500 Fort Worth Rain Delay Coverage (race moved to Monday 4.7.2014)



0.31 rating FS1 1:00 pm Saturday Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
0.35 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers


2.5 rating ABC 1:00 pm Sunday NY Knicks at Miami Heat (-11% from 2.8 last year for NYK-OKC)
2.3 rating ABC 3:45 pm Sunday LA Lakers at LA Clippers (-36% from 3.6 last year for LAL-LAC)

PGA Golf: Houston Open

1.6 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (+14% from 1.4 last year)
2.3 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (+53% from 1.5 Rain Delay Coverage last year)



0.92 rating NBC 12:30 pm Sunday St Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks (+28% from 0.72 last year for STL-DET)



Premier League
0.24 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Saturday Southampton at Manchester City
0.39 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Saturday Manchester United at Newcastle United
0.64 rating NBC 12:30 pm Saturday Stoke City at Chelsea
0.34 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Sunday Everton at Arsenal

0.20 rating NBCSN 3:00 pm Saturday Seattle at Portland


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.