July 5, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 7.2-3.2016

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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 July 2 and Sunday July 3, 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: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, OH)
1.41 rating CBS 2:00 pm-6:00 pm Third Round
2.11 rating CBS 2:00-6:00 pm Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.82 rating NBCSN 8:00-10:15 pm Friday (Daytona, FL)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.27 rating NBC Saturday 8:15-11:00 pm Coke Zero 400 (Daytona, FL)

Returns July 10 with Iowa Corn 300

0.26 rating CNBC Sunday 7:30-10:30 am Austrian Grand Prix


1.66 rating FOX 7:00 pm (CHC-NYM 37% of US in 29 markets, LAA-BOS 25% in 18, CIN-WAS 8% in 9)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm MIA Marlins vs ATL Braves (at Fort Bragg, NC)


UEFA Euro 2016
1.78 rating ESPN2 Saturday 2:30 pm Germany vs Italy
n/a rating ESPN Sunday 2:30 pm France vs Iceland


U.S. Olympic Trials
1.39 rating NBC Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm (Track & Field)
2.71 rating NBC Sunday 7:00-9:00 pm (Track & Field and Swimming)

Tennis: Wimbledon
n/a rating ESPN Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm Third Round
n/a rating ESPN Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm Third Round
0.72 rating ABC Sunday 3:00-6:00 pm Highlights

Cycling: Tour de France
0.22 rating NBCSN Saturday 6:30 am-12:00 pm Stage 1
0.30 rating NBCSN Sunday 8:00 am-12:00 pm Stage 2
0.47 rating NBC Sunday 3:30-5:00 pm Highlights Stage 2


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.