June 23, 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 21 and Sunday June 22, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Soccer: World Cup

2.8 rating ESPN 11:30 am Argentina vs Iran (versus 2.8 rating last Saturday on ABC for Colombia vs Greece)
4.1 rating ESPN 2:30 pm Germany vs Ghana (versus 2.9 rating last week on ABC for Uruguay vs Costa Rica)
3.0 rating ESPN 5:30 pm Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina (versus 3.2 rating last week on ESPN for England vs Italy)
3.0 rating ABC 11:30 am Belgium vs Russia (versus 2.8 rating last week on ABC for Switzerland vs Ecuador)
3.6 rating ABC 2:30 pm South Korea vs Algeria (versus 3.3 rating last week on ABC for France vs Honduras)
10.4 rating ESPN 5:30 pm USA vs Portugal (versus 3.1 rating last week on ESPN for 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 demographic results will be posted Tuesday morning.  In the meantime, you can catch up on previous WORLD CUP SKEDBALL coverage from the first week of competition.  


Golf: PGA

Travelers Championship
0.86 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-43% from 1.52 last year)
1.2 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-43% from 2.1 last year)

U.S. Women’s Open
1.24 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (+80% from 0.69 last year)
1.67 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (+92% from 0.87 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Nationwide Series
1.4 rating ABC 2:45 pm Saturday Wisconsin 200
NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.6 rating TNT 3:00 pm Sunday Toyota 350 from Sonoma CA (-13% from 3.0 last year)



1.7 rating FOX 7:00 pm Saturday DET-CLE or ATL-WAS or PIT-CHC (-29% from 2.4 last year for 5-game regional)
0.24 rating FS1 10:00 pm Saturday Texas Rangers at Anaheim Angels


Other Sports

0.36 rating NBC 2:00 pm Saturday U.S. Polo Championship (no comparison)


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.