November 3, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 11.1-2.2014

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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 November 1 and Sunday November 2, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

NFL: Week 9

14.2 rating FOX 1 or 4 pm Single (mostly ARI-DAL)
7.8 rating CBS 1:00 pm Regional (mostly SD-MIA NYJ-KC)
18.5 rating CBS 4:30 pm National (DEN-NE)
11.9 rating 8:30 pm NBC (BAL-PIT)

College Football: Week 10

2.5 rating ABC 3:30 pm Regional (*see note below)
2.2 rating ABC 8:00 pm Regional (**see note below)
1.3 rating CBS 11:30 am Air Force at Army
4.0 rating CBS 3:30 pm Florida vs #11-Georgia
2.4 rating CBS 8:00 pm #10-Notre Dame at Navy
1.7 rating FOX 7:30 pm Stanford at #5-Oregon
3.8 rating ESPN 7:00 pm #3-Auburn at #4-Ole Miss
1.7 rating ESPN 10:30 pm #12-Arizona at #22-UCLA
1.3 rating ESPN2 7:15 pm Arkansas at #1-Mississippi State
0.24 rating FS1 4:00 pm Kansas at #13-Baylor
0.63 rating FS1 11:00 pm #17-Utah at #14-Arizona State

* The rating for ABC at 3:30 pm in the 56 metered markets is made up of a 2.56 rating in 45 markets (57% of the country) for #7-TCU at #20-West Virginia and a 2.21 rating in 11 markets (13% of the country) for Purdue at #15-Nebraska.

** The rating for ABC at 8:00 pm in the 56 metered markets is made up of a 2.00 rating in 43 markets (57% of the country) for Illinois at #16-Ohio State and a 2.80 rating in 13 markets (13% of the country) for Oklahoma State at #9-Kansas.

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup
2.5 rating ESPN 3:00 pm Sunday Texas 500 Fort Worth, TX

NASCAR Nationwide Series
1.1 rating ESPN 3:30 pm Saturday Fort Worth, TX

Formula One
0.68 rating NBC 3:00 Sunday United States Grand Prix


0.07 rating NBCSN 10:30 pm NY Islanders at San Jose


English Premier League
0.20 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Newcastle vs Liverpool
0.38 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Chelsea vs QPR
0.57 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Manchester City vs Manchester United
0.32 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Aston Villa vs Tottenham

MLS Playoffs
0.13 rating NBCSN 8:00 pm Saturday Real Salt Lake vs Los Angeles


n/a rating ESPN2 9:00 am Sunday New York City Marathon (live)
0.68 rating ABC 4:00 pm Sunday New York City Marathon (tape)

0.29 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Saturday Breeders’ Cup World Championships
1.8 rating NBC 8:00 pm Saturday Breeders’ Cup Classic


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.