May 26, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.23-24.2015

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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 May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2015. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same weekend last year.

NBA Playoffs

n/a rating ESPN 9:00 pm GS Warriors at HOU Rockets Game 3

n/a rating TNT 8:30 pm ATL Hawks at CLE Cavaliers Game 3


PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
1.27 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.19 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Senior PGA Championship
0.51 rating NBC 1:30 pm Third Round
0.48 rating NBC 3:30 pm Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
1.27 rating FOX 2:45 pm Hisense 300 (Charlotte)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.59 rating FOX 6:30 pm Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)

4.27 rating ABC 12:00 pm Indianapolis 500

1.13 rating NBC 7:30 am Grand Prix of Monaco

NHL Playoffs

2.24 rating NBC 8:00 pm ANA Ducks at CHI Blackhawks Game 4

1.26 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm TB Lightning at NY Rangers Game 5


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm MIL Brewers at ATL Braves
1.52 rating FOX 7:00 pm (STL-KC 37% of US in 34 markets, LAA-BOS 26% in 14, BAL-MIA 7% in 8)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm TEX Rangers at NY Yankees


Premier League

0.64 rating NBC 10:00 am Hull vs Manchester United
0.17 rating NBCSP 10:00 am Chelsea vs Sunderland
0.16 rating USA 10:00 am Newcastle vs West Ham
0.14 rating BRAVO 10:00 am Arsenal vs West Brom
0.11 rating MSNBC 10:00 am Manchester City vs Southampton
0.10 rating SYFY 10:00 am Stoke City vs Liverpool
0.04 rating E! 10:00 am Crystal Palace vs Swansea
0.03 rating CNBC 10:00 am Everton vs Tottenham
0.02 rating ESQUIRE 10:00 am Aston Villa vs Burnley
0.02 rating OXYGEN 10:00 am Leicester vs QPR


Premiere Boxing Champions
0.85 rating NBC 4:30 pm Saturday DeGale-Dirrell (super middleweight)

French Open
0.54 rating NBC 1:00 pm Sunday First Round


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.