October 23, 2011

The Sked: SATURDAY RATINGS October 22

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Game 3 of the World Series scored a 3.2 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals, a number which will probably go up to a 3.5 in the official nationals Tuesday morning.  This would keep Game 3 comfortably ahead of last year’s record low Game 3 (San Francisco-Texas, 2.9).  The past five years (since Game 3 began airing on Saturday nights) are summarized below.

  • 2007 Boston-Colorado: 5.8 Game 1, 5.3 Game 2, 4.3 Game 3
  • 2008 Philadelphia-Tampa Bay: 4.8, 4.0, 3.2
  • 2009 NY Yankees-Philadelphia: 6.3, 5.8, 4.7
  • 2010 San Francisco-Texas: 4.7, 4.0, 2.9
  • 2011 Texas- St Louis: 4.2, 4.0, 3.5* (*estimated official)

The other networks were under a 1 rating on Saturday night.  CBS averaged a 0.9 with repeats, NBC averaged a 0.8 for USC at Notre Dame college football, and ABC averaged a 0.7 for Washington at Stanford.  The two college football games will be adjusted upward in the official nationals, especially because West Coast teams are involved. 

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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.