June 27, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 6.25-26.2016

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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 June 25 and Sunday June 26, 2016. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same weekend last year.


PGA Quicken Loans National at Congressional (Bethesda, MD)
1.36 rating CBS 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Third Round (1.4 rating last year*)
2.07 rating CBS 3:00-6:30 pm Final Round (2.3 rating last year*)

*-last year on this weekend the Travelers Championship on CBS

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
Returns July 1 from Daytona

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.22 rating FS1 3:00-6:00 pm Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Sonoma, CA)
(2.4 rating last year on FS1)

0.44 rating NBCSN 1:00-3:00 pm Kohler Grand Prix (Elkhart Lake, WI)

Returns July 3 with Austrian Grand Prix


1.56 rating FOX 7:00 pm (NYM-ATL 29% of US in 24 markets, LAD-PIT 25% in 19, HOU-KC 16% in 13)
(1.25 rating last year for CHC-STL in 57% and SEA-LAA in 13%)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm LA Dodgers at PIT Pirates


UEFA Euro 2016
n/a rating ESPN 8:30 am Switzerland vs Poland
n/a rating ESPN 11:30 am Wales vs Northern Ireland
n/a rating ESPN 2:30 pm Croatia vs Portugal
n/a rating ESPN 8:30 am France vs Ireland
n/a rating ESPN 11:30 am Germany vs Slovakia
n/a rating ESPN 2:30 pm Hungary vs Belgium

COPA America Centenario
n/a rating FX 8:00-10:00 pm U.S. vs Colombia (Third Place Game)
2.18 rating FS1 8:15-11:00 pm Argentina vs Chile (Championship)


U.S. Olympic Trials
0.96 rating NBC 4:30-6:00 pm (Diving)
1.80 rating NBC 8:00-9:00 pm (Diving)
2.38 rating NBC 9:00-11:00 pm (Men’s Gymnastics)
1.54 rating NBC 4:30-6:00 pm (Diving)
2.48 rating NBC 7:00-8:00 pm (Diving)
3.03 rating NBC 8:00-9:00 pm (Swimming)
3.66 rating NBC 9:00-11:00 pm (Women’s Gymnastics — U.S. Championships)

1.82 rating CBS 9:00-11:00 pm Saturday (Showtime Boxing on CBS: Thurman vs Porter)

Beach Volleyball
0.66 rating NBC 3:00-4:30 pm Sunday (AVP San Francisco Open)


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.