August 10, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.8-9.2015

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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 8 and Sunday August 9, 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 weekend last year.


NFL: Preseason
6.89 rating NBC 8:15 pm MIN Vikings vs PIT Steelers


PGA: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, OH)
1.89 rating CBS 2:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.66 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.96 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Saturday Zippo 200 from watkins Glen, NY

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.39 rating NBCSN 2:30 pm Sunday Cheez-It 355 from Watkins Glen, NY

Returns August 23 with Pocono IndyCar 500

Returns August 23 with Belgian Grand Prix


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm LA Dodgers at PIT Pirates
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm STL Cardinals at MIL Brewers

n/a rating TBS 2:00 pm SF Giants at CHI Cubs

1.17 rating ESPN 8:00 pm LA Dodgers at PIT Pirates


Premiere League
0.49 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Manchester United vs Tottenham
0.34 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Bournemouth vs Aston Villa
0.26 rating USA 10:00 am Everton vs Watford
0.93 rating NBC 12:30 pm Chelsea vs Swansea

0.43 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Arsenal vs West Ham
0.53 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Stoke City 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.