August 4, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Golf: PGA

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
1.9 rating CBS 2:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (-37% from 3.0 last year)
3.0 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round (-21% from 3.8 last year)



Hall of Fame Game
5.8 rating NBC 8:15 pm Sunday NY Giants vs Buffalo Bills (-13% from 6.7 last year for Dallas-Miami)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.8 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Sunday Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono (-3% from 2.9 last year)



0.55 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
1.7 rating ESPN 8:00 pm Sunday New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox (+31% from 1.3 last year for ATL-PHI)



0.33 rating NBC 2:30 pm Saturday Los Angeles vs Portland
0.14 rating NBCSN 10:30 pm Saturday San Jose vs Seattle

International Champions Cup
0.56 rating FOX 4:00 pm Saturday Manchester United vs Real Madrid
0.15 rating NBCSN 6:30 pm Saturday AC Milan vs Liverpool


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.