December 1, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 11.29-30.2014

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday November 29 and Sunday November 30, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

NFL: Week 13

10.2 rating FOX 1 or 4 pm Single (mostly NO-PIT ARI-ATL)
10.1 rating CBS 1:00 pm Regional (mostly SD-BAL)
19.2 rating CBS 4:30 pm National (NE-GB)
13.2 rating 8:30 pm NBC (DEN-KC)

College Football: Week 14

2.6 rating CBS 2:30 pm Arkansas at #17-Missouri
2.3 rating ABC 3:30 pm Stanford at #8-UCLA
2.2 rating ABC 12:00 pm Nebraska at Iowa
1.7 rating ESPN 8:00 pm Virginia at Virginia Tech
1.6 rating FOX 3:30 pm #13-Arizona State at #11-Arizona
N/A rating FS1 12:00 pm Western Kentucky at #24-Marshall

7.2 rating ESPN 8:00 pm #15-Auburn at #1-Alabama
5.5 rating ABC 12:00 pm Michigan at #6-Ohio State
4.1 rating ESPN 3:30 pm Florida at #3-Florida State
3.3 rating CBS 3:30 pm #4-Mississippi State at #19-Ole Miss
2.3 rating ABC 3:30 pm Regional (*see note below)
2.2 rating ABC 8:00 pm #2-Oregon at Oregon State
1.5 rating FOX 3:30 pm Notre Dame at USC
1.4 rating ESPN 12:00 pm South Carolina at #21-Clemson
0.10 rating FS1 4:00 pm Kansas at #12-Kansas State
N/A rating ESPN2 12:00 pm Kentucky at #22-Louisville
N/A rating ESPN2 10:15 pm Utah State at #23-Boise State

* The rating for ABC at 3:30 pm in the 56 metered markets is made up of a 1.89 rating in 34 markets (39% of the country) for #7-Baylor at Texas Tech and a 2.72 rating in 22 markets (31% of the country) for #10-Michigan State at Penn State.

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup

NASCAR Nationwide Series

Formula One


English Premier League
0.23 rating NBCSN 7:30 am West Brom vs Arsenal
0.36 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester United vs Hull
0.66 rating NBC 12:30 pm Sunderland vs Chelsea
0.29 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Southampton vs Manchester City
0.28 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Tottenham vs Everton

Eastern Conference Finals
0.23 rating NBCSN 3:00 pm Sunday Game 2 New England vs New York
Western Conference Finals
N/A rating ESPN 9:30 pm Sunday Game 2 Seattle vs Los Angeles


Figure Skating
0.84 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday ISU Grand Prix

Canadian Football
N/A rating ESPN2 6:30 pm Sunday Grey Cup Hamilton vs Calgary


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.