February 29, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 2.27-28.2016

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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 February 27 and Sunday February 28, 2016. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for sports ratings from the same calendar weekend last year.


3.89 rating ABC 8:30 pm GS Warriors at OKC Thunder

College Basketball

0.79 rating CBS 12:00 pm Butler at Georgetown
1.02 rating CBS 2:00 pm Oklahoma at Texas
1.31 rating CBS 4:00 pm Kentucky at Vanderbilt
0.46 rating FOX 2:00 pm Villanova at Marquette
0.41 rating FOX 4:30 pm UCLA at Stanford
1.25 rating CBS 2:00 pm Duke at Pittsburgh
1.51 rating CBS 4:00 pm Iowa at Ohio State


PGA: Honda Classic (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
1.68 rating NBC 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.60 rating NBC 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
3.75 rating FOX 1:15 pm Sunday Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (Atlanta, GA)

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.91 rating FS1 1:30 pm Saturday Heads Up Atlanta 250 (Atlanta, GA)

Returns Mar 13 with Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg

Returns Mar 20 with Australian Grand Prix


Premier League
0.25 rating NBCSN 7:30 am West Ham vs Sunderland
0.37 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Leicester City vs Norwich City
0.49 rating NBC 12:30 pm West Brom vs Crystal Palace
0.60 rating NBCSN 9:00 am Manchester United vs Arsenal


1.04 rating NBC 8:00 pm DET Red Wings at COL Avalanche
1.01 rating NBC 12:30 pm WAS Capitals at CHI Blackhawks
0.38 rating NBCSN 6:30 pm TB Lightning at BOS Bruins
0.27 rating NBCSN 9:00 pm LA Kings at ANA Ducks




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.