August 11, 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 August 9 and Sunday August 10, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


Golf: PGA

PGA Championship
3.2 rating CBS 2:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (+3% from 3.1 last year)
6.0 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (+36% from 4.4 last year)

1.1 rating TNT 11:00 am Saturday 3rd Round (-31% from 1.6 last year)
1.1 rating TNT 11:00 am Sunday Final Round (-27% from 1.5 last year)


Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.0 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Sunday Watkins Glen (+15% from 2.6 last year)

NASCAR Nationwide Series
1.2 rating ABC 2:15 pm Saturday Watkins Glen (-8% from 1.3 last year)


NFL Preseason

0.94 rating NFL Network 8:00 pm Friday New Orleans vs St Louis (no comparison)
2.1 rating NFL Network 7:30 pm Saturday Cleveland vs Detroit (+50% from 1.4 last year for NYG-PIT)



0.62 rating FS1 1:00 pm Saturday Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees
0.29 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday St Louis Cardinals vs Baltimore Orioles



0.07 rating NBCSN 7:00 am Sunday Liverpool vs Borussian Dortmund



0.53 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday Swimming U.S. National Championships


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.