June 2, 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 31 and Sunday June 1, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


NBA: Playoffs

5.7 rating TNT 8:30 pm Saturday San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Game 6 (-8% from 6.2 last year for MIA-IND)

Locally the game averaged a 29.3 rating in San Antonio and a 25.2 rating in Oklahoma City.


NHL: Playoffs

3.17 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm Sunday Chicago Blackhawks at LA Kings Game 7 (no comparison)

Locally the game averaged a 22.7 rating in Chicago, but only a 4.8 rating in Los Angeles.



0.28 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins
1.4 rating FOX 7:15 pm Saturday TB-BOS or PIT-LAD (-44% from 2.5 last year for 5-game regional)


PGA Golf

Memorial Tournament
1.6 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-11% from 1.8 last year)
2.4 rating CBS 2:30 pm Sunday Final Round (+9% from 2.2 last year)

Auto Racing

NASCAR Nationwide Series
0.99 rating ESPN 2:00 pm Saturday Dover 200 (-18% from 1.14 last year)
NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.3 rating FOX 12:30 pm Sunday Fed Ex 400 from Dover (-6% from 3.5 last year)

IndyCar Dual in Detroit
0.82 rating ABC 3:30 pm Saturday Race 1 (+24% from 0.66 last year)
0.66 rating ABC 3:30 pm Sunday Race 2 (-16% from 0.79 last year)



0.89 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday French Open Early Rounds (-18% from 1.08 from last year)
0.90 rating NBC 1:00 pm Sunday French Open Early Rounds (-26% from 1.21 from 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.