August 17, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.15-16.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16, 2015. 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 calendar weekend last year.


NFL: Preseason
Local coverage only


PGA Championship (Kohler, WI)
1.31 rating TNT 11:00a Saturday Third Round early coverage
3.16 rating CBS 2:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.56 rating TNT 11:00 anm Sunday Final Round early coverage
5.14 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Click here for a look at last year’s PGA Championshp ratings.

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.70 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Saturday Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from Lexington, OH

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.37 rating NBCSN 2:30 pm Sunday The Pure Michigan 400 from Brooklyn, MI

Returns August 23 with Pocono IndyCar 500

Returns August 23 with Belgian Grand Prix


n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm LA Angels at KC Royals

n/a rating TBS 1:00 pm PIT Pirates at NY Mets
1.35 rating ESPN 8:00 pm LA Angels at KC Royals


Premiere League
0.31 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Southampton vs Everton
0.39 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Tottenham vs Stoke City
0.11 rating USA 10:00 am West Ham vs Leicester City

0.44 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
0.69 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Manchester City vs Chelsea

Women’s International Friendly
n/a rating FS1 2:00 pm Sunday USA vs Costa Rica


1.68 rating NBC 8:00 pm Saturday P&G Championships Women’s Finals
0.86 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday P&G Championships Men’s Finals

Beach Volleyball
0.78 rating NBC 4:30 pm Sunday AVP Volleyball

Bull Riding
0.75 rating CBS 1:00 pm Sunday Pro Bull Riding from Tulsa, OK


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.