September 14, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.12-13.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday September 12 through Sunday September 13, 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 comparable weekend last year.

NFL: Week 1

10.61 rating 1:00 pm CBS Regional (KC-HOU CLE-NYJ IND-BUF MIA-WAS) (vs 11.1 in 2014 and 11.2 in 2013)
11.65 rating 1:00 pm FOX Single (GB-CHI CAR-JAX SEA-STL NO-ARI DET-SD) (vs 9.3 in 2014 and 10.2 in 2013)
14.72 rating 4:30 pm CBS National (BAL-DEN, also CIN-OAK and TEN-TB) (vs 17.3 in 2014 on FOX and 17.8 in 2013 on FOX)
16.70 rating 8:20 pm NBC (NYG-DAL) (vs 15.1 in 2014 for IND-DEN and 16.6 in 2013 for NYG-DAL)

College Football: Week 2

3.17 rating ABC 12:00 pm Oregon State at Michigan
3.91 rating ABC 3:30 pm #9-Notre Dame at Virginia
1.78 rating CBS 3:30 pm #10-Georgia at Vanderbilt
0.96 rating FOX 4:45 pm Iowa at Iowa State
2.56 rating ESPN 6:00 pm #19-Oklahoma at #23-Tennessee
5.01 rating ABC 8:00 pm #7-Oregon at #5-Michigan State
1.86 rating ESPN 10:00 pm #14-LSU at #25-Mississippi State


Returns September 20 with BMW Championship

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.69 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm Friday (Richmond, VA)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
1.71 rating NBCSN 7:30 pm Saturday Federated Auto Parts 400 (Richmond, VA)

Returns next year

Returns September 20 with Singapore Grand Prix


1.51 rating FOX 1:00 pm (TOR-NYY in 50 markets, STL-CIN in 4 markets, KC-BAL in 2 markets)

n/a rating TBS 1:00 pm TOR Blue Jays at NY Yankees
0.32 rating ESPN2 8:00 pm KC Royals at BAL Orioles


Premier League
0.39 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Everton vs Chelsea
0.34 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
0.25 rating USA 10:00 am Arsenal vs Stoke City
0.82 rating NBC 12:30 pm Manchester United vs Liverpool

0.27 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Sunderland vs Tottenham
0.37 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Leicester vs Aston Villa


Tennis: U.S. Open
1.46 rating ESPN 3:00 pm Women’s Final #26-Flavia Pennetta def NR-Roberta Vinci
2.39 rating ESPN 7:00 pm Men’s Final #1-Novak Djokovic def #2-Roger Federer

Premier Boxing Champions
0.69 rating NBC 4:00 pm Saturday Quillen-Zerafa (middleweight)


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.