May 31, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.28-29.2016

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, 2016 (and Monday May 30 for NBA and NHL playoffs). 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

7.89 rating TNT 9:00 pm GS Warriors at OKC Thunder Game 6

11.16 rating TNT 9:00 pm OKC at Warriors Game 7


PGA: Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial (Fort Worth, TX)
1.36 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round (1.27 rating last year)
2.17 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (2.19 rating last year)

Senior PGA
0.44 rating NBC 2:30 pm Third Round (0.51 rating last year)
0.45 rating NBC 3:00 pm Final Round (0.48 rating last year)

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.78 rating FS1 2:30 pm Hisense 300 (Charlotte)
(versus 1.27 rating last year on FOX)

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

4.12 rating ABC 12:00 pm Indianapolis 500 (100th anniversary and live in Indianapolis)
(versus 4.27 rating last year)

1.07 rating NBC 8:00 am Grand Prix of Monaco
(versus 1.13 rating last year)

NHL Playoffs

2.73 rating NBC Stanley Cup Final San Jose at Pittsburgh Game 1


1.67 rating FOX 7:00 pm (LAD-NYM 48% of US in 34 markets, STL-WAS 14% in 14, PIT-TEX 8% in 7)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm LA Dodgers at NY Mets


Premier League

UEFA Champions League
1.23 rating FOX 2:30 pm Saturday Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid


French Open
0.76 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday Third Round
0.81 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Round of 16


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.