September 8, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.5-6.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday September 5 through Monday September 7, 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.

College Football: Week 1

n/a rating ESPN 12:00 pm #21-Stanford at Northwestern
1.96 rating ABC 3:30 pm BYU at Nebraska
2.58 rating CBS 3:30 pm Louisville at #6-Auburn
1.12 rating FOX 3:30 pm Virginia at #13-UCLA
n/a rating ESPN 3:30 pm Penn State at Temple
1.53 rating ESPN 7:00 pm #15-Arizona at Texas A&M
2.56 rating NBC 7:30 pm Texas at #11-Notre Dame
4.33 rating ABC 8:00 pm #20-Wisconsin at #3-Alabama

6.61 rating ESPN 8:00 pm #1-Ohio at Virginia Tech


PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship (TPC Boston: Norton, MA)
0.75 rating GOLF 2:30 pm Saturday Second Round
1.98 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Third Round
2.18 rating NBC 1:30 pm Monday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
1.11 rating NBC 3:30 pm Saturday VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 (Darlington, SC)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.36 rating NBC 7:30 pm Sunday Bojangles Southern 500 (Darlington, SC)

Returns next year

0.36 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Sunday Italian Grand Prix


n/a rating FS1 1:00 pm TAM Rays at NY Yankees
n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm PIT Pirates at STL Cardinals

n/a rating TBS 1:00 pm TAM Rays at NY Yankees
1.11 rating ESPN 8:00 pm PIT Pirates at STL Cardinals

0.56 rating ESPN 1:00 pm BAL Orioles at NY Yankees


Premiere League


Tennis: U.S. Open
n/a rating ESPN2 various times


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.