June 16, 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 June 14 and Sunday June 15, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


NBA: Playoffs

11.7 rating ABC 8:00 pm Sunday Miami Heat at San Antonio Spurs Game 5 (+3% from 11.4 last year for MIA-SA G5)


NHL: Playoffs

Stanley Cup Final
4.6 rating NBC 8:00 pm Friday New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings Game 5 2OT (+15% from 4.0 last year for BOS-CHI G5)


Golf: U.S. Open

2.6 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-41% from 4.4 last year)
3.3 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-46% from 6.1 last year)


Soccer: World Cup

1.6 rating ESPN2 11:30 am Friday Mexico vs Cameroon
2.5 rating ESPN 3:00 pm Friday Spain vs Netherlands
1.9 rating ESPN2 5:30 pm Friday Chile vs Australia
2.8 rating ABC 11:30 am Saturday Colombia vs Greece
2.9 rating ABC 2:30 pm Saturday Uruguay vs Costa Rica
3.2 rating ESPN 5:30 pm Saturday England vs Italy
2.8 rating ESPN 8:30 pm Saturday Ivory Coast vs Japan
2.8 rating ABC 11:30 am Sunday Switzerland vs Ecuador
3.3 rating ABC 2:30 pm Sunday France vs Honduras
3.1 rating ESPN 5:30 pm Sunday Argentina vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

NOTE: Check back later today for continuing detailed World Cup coverage with demographic ratings for individual matches and comparisons to 2010.  Demographic results for Friday’s matches will be available Monday afternoon.  Saturday and Sunday detailed results will be posted Tuesday morning. 


Auto Racing

NASCAR Nationwide Series
0.94 rating ESPN 2:00 pm Saturday from Brooklyn, MI
NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.6 rating TNT 1:00 pm Sunday Michigan 400 from Brooklyn, MI (even with 2.6 last year)



0.27 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday Minnesota Twins vs Detroit Tigers
1.3 rating FOX 7:00 pm Saturday LAA-ATL or CIN-MIL or WAS-STL (-32% from 1.9 last year for 5-game regional)


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.