July 14, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Soccer: FIFA World Cup: The Finals

3.4 rating ESPN 3:30-6:00 pm Brazil vs Netherlands (-8% from 3.7 on ABC 7.10.2010 2:00-4:30 pm for Germany-Uruguay)
9.7 rating ABC 2:00-5:45 pm Germany vs Argentina (+13% from 8.6 on ABC 7.11.2010 1:30-5:30 pm for Netherlands-Spain)

NOTE: Check back Tuesday morning (Pacific Time) for continuing detailed World Cup coverage with demographic ratings for Saturday’s match.  In the meantime, you can catch up on previous WORLD CUP SKEDBALL coverage.  


Golf: PGA

John Deere Classic
1.0 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (even with 1.0 last year)
1.2 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-25% from 1.6 last year)

Scottish Open
0.61 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-2% from 0.62 last year)
0.90 rating NBC 12:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-30% from 1.29 last year)

U.S. Senior Open
0.66 rating NBC 2:30 pm Saturday 3rd Round (+2% from 0.65 last year)
0.80 rating NBC 2:15 pm Sunday Final Round (-19% from 0.99 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.6 rating TNT 1:00 pm Sunday Camping World 301 (-13% from 3.0 last year)



0.32 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday St Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
1.6 rating FOX 7:00 pm Saturday PIT-CIN or LAA-TEX or WAS-PHI (-33% from 2.4 last year for 5-game regional)


Other Sports

0.86 rating NBC 8:00 am Saturday Tour de France Stage 8
0.36 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Sunday Tour de France Stage 9 (even with 0.36 last year)


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.