July 21, 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 July 19 and Sunday July 20, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Golf: PGA

British Open
1.3 rating ESPN 7:00 am Saturday 3rd Round (+8% from 1.2 last year)
1.6 rating ESPN 9:00 am Saturday 3rd Round (-48% from 3.1 last year)
0.93 rating ESPN 6:00 am Sunday Final Round (-7% from 1.0 last year)
2.6 rating ESPN 8:00 am Sunday Final Round (-28% from 3.6 last year)

British Open — Taped Highlights
1.2 rating ABC 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round Highlights (-14% from 1.4 last year)
1.3 rating ABC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round Highlights (-19% from 1.6 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
No event this week



0.41 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday Los Angeles Dodgers at St Louis Cardinals
0.35 rating FS1 7:00 pm Saturday Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers


Other Sports

0.32 rating NBCSN 7:00 am Saturday Tour de France Stage 14 (same rating as last year)
0.30 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Sunday Tour de France Stage 15 (-25% from 0.40 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.