July 28, 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 26 and Sunday July 27, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Golf: PGA

RBC Canadian Open
1.1 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-15% from 1.3 last year)
1.8 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (same as 1.8 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.2 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Sunday Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis (-6% from 3.4 last year)



0.22 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds
0.27 rating FS1 7:00 pm Saturday Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals



0.45 rating FOX 4:00 pm Saturday Manchester United vs Roma International Champions Cup
0.13 rating FS1 4:00 pm Sunday AC Milan vs Manchester City International Champions Cup


Other Sports

0.31 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Saturday Tour de France Stage 20 (-9% from 0.34 last year)
0.37 rating NBCSN 9:00 am Sunday Tour de France Stage 21 (-23% from 0.48 last year)

0.53 rating NBC 4:30 pm Saturday World Series of Beach Volleyball (-7% from 0.57 last year)
0.61 rating NBC 3:30 pm Sunday World Series of Beach Volleyball (-21% from 0.77 last year)

1.5 rating FOX 8:00 pm Saturday UFC Saturday Night Fight Lawler vs Brown (-6% from 1.6 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.