June 1, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.30-31.2015

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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 30 and Sunday May 31, 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



PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson
1.51 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.02 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
1.19 rating FOX 2:45 pm Buckle Up 200 (Dover, DE)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.28 rating FS1 1:00 pm FedEx 400 (Dover, DE)

0.70 rating ABC 3:30 pm Saturday Indy Dual in Detroit Race 1
1.25 rating ABC 3:30 pm Sunday Indy Dual in Detroit Race 2

Returns Sunday June 7 with Grand Prix of Canada

NHL Playoffs

3.27 rating NBC 8:00 pm CHI Blackhawks at ANA Ducks Game 7


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm ARI Diamondbacks vs MIL Brewers
1.33 rating FOX 7:15 pm (BOS-TEX 63% of US in 53 markets, LAD-STL 7% in 3 markets)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm DET Tigers at LA Angels


FA Cup
0.70 rating FOX 12:00 pm Saturday Aston Villa vs Arsenal


French Open
1.22 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.33 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.