June 6, 2016

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 6.4-5.2016

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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 June 4 and Sunday June 5, 2016. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. Click here for a look at sports ratings from the same weekend last year.

NBA Playoffs

11.87 rating ABC 8:00 pm CLE Cavaliers at GS Warriors Finals Game 2 (12.89 last year G2 CLE-GS)
Selected markets (HH rating):
Home markets
32.1 rating in SF-Oakland, 32.1 in Cleveland
Nearby markets
17.6 in Sacramento, 15.0 in Columbus, 10.4 in Cincinnati
Other markets over a 15 HH rating
15.9 in Miami, 15.6 in Atlanta
Other large (top 10) markets
12.9 in New York, 11.1 in Los Angeles, 11.7 in Chicago, 11.5 in Philadelphia, 10.9 in Dallas, 10.5 in Washington DC, 7.1 in Boston, 10.9 in Houston


PGA: Memorial Tournament (Dublin, OH)
1.63 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round (1.47 rating last year)
2.39 rating CBS 3:00 pm Sunday Final Round (2.71 rating last year)

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.99 rating FOX 1:00 pm Pocono Green 250 (Long Pond, PA)
(no comparison last year)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
0.79 rating FS1 1:00 pm Axalta 400 RAIN DELAY (Pocono / Long Pond, PA)
(versus 2.34 rating last year)

0.82 rating ABC 3:30 pm Race 1 of Indy Dual in Detroit
1.04 rating ABC 3:30 pm Race 2 of Indy Dual in Detroit

Returns June 12 with Grand Prix of Canada

NHL Playoffs

1.88 rating NBCSN Stanley Cup Final Pittsburgh at San Jose Game 3
(versus 4.80 rating last year G2 CHI-TB on NBC following Belmont Stakes)


1.83 rating FOX 7:00 pm (NYY-BAL 36% of US in 28 markets, SF-STL 28% in 22, KC-CLE 6% in 6)

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm SF Giants at STL Cardinals


Premier League

Copa America
0.58 rating FOX 4:30 pm Saturday Costa Rica vs Paraguay
0.73 rating FOX 5:00 pm Sunday Jamaica vs Venezuela
0.47 rating FS1 8:00 pm Sunday Mexico vs Uruguay


French Open
1.30 rating NBC 9:00 am Saturday Women’s Final
(versus 1.88 last year)
1.64 rating NBC 9:00 am Sunday Men’s Final
(versus 1.86 last year)

Sevens: Collegiate Rugby Championship
0.39 rating NBC 4:00 pm Saturday
0.55 rating NBC 4:00 pm Sunday


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.