May 12, 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 May 10 and Sunday May 11, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


NBA: Playoffs

4.3 rating ABC 8:15 pm Saturday Miami Heat at Brooklyn Nets Game 3 (unchanged from last year for NYK-IND)
2.5 rating ESPN 10:30 pm Saturday San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trailblazers Game 3 (-7% from 2.7 last year for OKC-MEM)
4.1 rating ABC 3:30 pm Sunday OKC Thunder at LA CLippers Game 4 (unchanged from last year for SA-GS)
3.7 rating TNT 8:00 pm Sunday Indiana Pacers at Washington Wizards Game 4 (no comparison)


NHL: Playoffs

1.23 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm Saturday Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins Game 5 (-16% from 1.47 last year for NYR-BOS)
0.66 rating NBCSN 9:30 pm Saturday Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings Game 4 (no comparison)
1.44 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm Sunday Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers Game 6 (+106% from 0.70 last year for LA-SJ)
1.19 rating CNBC 9:00 pm Sunday Minnesota Wild at Chicago Blackhawks Game 5 (no comparison)


NFL Draft

1.3 rating ESPN 12:00-7:00 pm Saturday Rounds 4-7 (+23% from 1.3 last year)
0.58 rating NFLN 12:00-7:00 pm Saturday Rounds 4-7 (+18% from 0.49 last year)



0.34 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
0.26 rating FS1 7:00 pm Saturday Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays


PGA Golf: Players Championship

2.0 rating NBC 2:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-33% from 3.0 last year)
2.5 rating NBC 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-56% from 5.7 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.3 rating FOX 8:30 pm Saturday Kansas 500 from Kansas City (-15% from 3.9 last year at 1:15 pm)



Premier League
0.69 rating NBC 10:00 am Sunday Manchester City vs West Ham
0.27 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Sunday Liverpool vs New Castle


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.