December 22, 2014

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 12.20-21.2014

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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 December 20 and Sunday December 21, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.

NFL: Week 16

4.8 rating NFL Network 4:30 pm Philadelphia at Washington
8.9 rating CBS+NFL Network 8:30 pm San Diego at San Francisco
6.2 rating CBS only
2.7 rating NFL Network only

10.0 rating FOX 1 or 4 pm Single (mostly ATL-NO NYG-STL DET-CHI)
12.3 rating CBS 1:00 pm Regional (mostly KC-PIT NE-NYJ)
14.7 rating CBS 4:30 pm National (mostly IND-DAL)
12.8 rating 8:30 pm NBC (SEA-ARI)

College Football: Bowls

1.65 rating ABC 3:30 pm Las Vegas Bowl: Utah vs Colorado State
1.61 rating ESPN 11:00 am New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana (Lafayette) vs Nevada
1.33 rating ESPN 2:30 pm New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs UTEP
0.83 rating ESPN 5:45 pm Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs Air Force
0.56 rating ESPN 9:15 pm Camellia Bowl: South Alabama vs Bowling Green

College Basketball

1.37 rating CBS 1:00 pm North Carolina at Ohio State
2.24 rating CBS 3:30 pm UCLA vs Kentucky

Auto Racing

NASCAR 2015 Season Preview
2.37 rating FOX 1 or 4 pm Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup
no race

NASCAR Nationwide Series
no race

Formula One
no race


English Premier League
0.25 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
0.44 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Aston Villa vs Manchester United
0.28 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Newcastle vs Sunderland
0.53 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Liverpool vs Arsenal




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.