April 14, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

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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 12 and Sunday April 13, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


PGA Golf: The Masters “Hello, Friends…”

4.4 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-30% from 6.3 last year)
7.8 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-24% from 10.2 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.2 rating FOX 6:00 pm Saturday Southern 500 from Darlington (-9% from 3.5 last year)


MLB: Now with soccer ratings courtesy Fox Sports 1

0.32 rating FS1 1:00 pm Saturday Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees


2.3 rating ABC 1:00 pm Sunday OKC Thunder at Indiana Pacers (-8% from 2.5 last year for CHI-MIA)


0.48 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (no comparison)
0.79 rating NBC 12:30 pm Sunday Detroit at St Louis (+46% from 0.54 last year for NJ-NYR)



Premier League
0.30 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Saturday Fulham vs Norwich
0.54 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Sunday Liverpool vs Manchester City
0.39 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Sunday Swansea vs Chelsea


0.93 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday Figure Skating: World Championships (+8% from 0.86 last year)


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.