May 11, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 5.9-10.2015

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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 9 and Sunday May 10, 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

1.78 rating ESPN 5:00 pm ATL Hawks at WAS Wizards Game 3
3.98 rating ABC 8:15 pm GS Warriors at MEM Grizzlies Game 3

5.49 rating ABC 3:30 pm CLE Cavaliers at CHI Bulls Game 4
3.99 rating TNT 8:30 pm HOU Rockets at LA Clippers Game 4


PGA: Players Championship
2.34 rating NBC 2:00 pm Saturday Third Round
3.91 rating NBC 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Returns Sunday May 17 2:00 pm from Iowa

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Saturday: SpongeBob Squarepants (Kansas City) 400
1.67 rating FS1 7:30 pm Race Start
1.10 rating FS1 8:45 pm Rain Delay
1.39 rating FS1 10:45 pm Race Conclusion

0.70 rating ABC 3:30 pm Grand Prix of Indianapolis

0.40 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Grand Prix of Spain

NHL Playoffs

0.71 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm TB Lightning at MON Canadiens Game 5

1.51 rating NBCSN 7:00 pm NY Rangers at WAS Capitals Game 6
0.68 rating NBCSN 10:00 pm CAL Flames at ANA Ducks Game 5


n/a rating FS1 1:00 pm KC Royals at DET Tigers
n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm ATL Braves at WAS Nationals

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm KC Royals at DET Tigers


Premier League

0.22 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Everton vs Sunderland
0.27 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Newcastle vs West Brom
0.44 rating NBCSN 12:30 pm Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

0.12 rating CNBC 8:00 am Manchester City vs QPR
0.53 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Chelsea vs Liverpool


n/a rating ESPN2 5:00 pm Toronto FC vs Houston
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm New York vs New York FC


0.91 rating CBS 4:00 pm Figueroa vs Burns (super lightweight)


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.