August 18, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings AUG 16-17, 2014

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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 16 and Sunday August 17, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.


PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship
1.0 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday 3rd Round (+14% from 0.9 last year)
1.5 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (+7% from 1.4 last year)

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
3.0 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Sunday Brooklyn MI (same as 3.0 last year)

NASCAR Nationwide Series
0.89 rating ESPN 2:45 pm Saturday Lexington OH (-10% from 0.99 last year)

0.24 rating NBCSN 3:45 pm Sunday West Allis WI (same as 2.4 last year)

NFL Preseason

1.24 rating NFL Network 7:30 pm Philadelphia vs New England
0.70 rating NFL Network 10:00 pm San Diego vs Seattle
1.2 rating NFL Network 4:00 pm Green Bay vs St Louis (-8% from 1.3 last year for Dallas vs Arizona)
1.1 rating NFL Network 7:00 pm Baltimore vs Dallas (-8% from 1.2 last year for Jacksonville vs NY Jets)
1.7 rating NFL Network 4:00 pm Denver vs San Francisco (no comparison)
4.3 rating FOX 8:00 pm Kansas City vs Carolina (-12% from 4.9 last year for Indianapolis vs NY Giants)


0.26 rating FS1 4:00 pm Saturday New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
0.28 rating FS1 7:15 pm Saturday San Diego Padres vs St Louis Cardinals

Little League World Series
1.2 rating ABC 2:00 pm Washington vs South Dakota (+9% from 1.1 last year)
1.4 rating ABC 2:00 pm U.S. bracket (+40% from 1.0 last year)


English Premier League
0.31 rating NBCSN 7:40 am Manchester United vs Swansea (+15% from 0.27 last year for Stoke vs Liverpool)
0.37 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Leicester vs Everton (same as 0.37 last year for Aston Vila vs Arsenal)
0.73 rating NBC 12:30 pm Arsenal vs Crystal Palace (-5% from 0.77 last year for Manchester United vs Swansea)
0.33 rating NBCSN 8:25 am Liverpool vs Southampton (+32% from 0.25 last year for Tottenham vs Crystal Palace)
0.44 rating NBCSN 10:55 am Newcastle vs Manchester City (+29% from 0.34 for Hull vs Chelsea)

0.15 rating NBCSN 2:30 pm Saturday Salt Lake vs Seattle


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.