July 20, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 7.18-19.2015

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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 July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015. 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.


British Open
1.11 rating ESPN 7:00 am Saturday Rain Delay
2.19 rating ESPN 1:00 pm Saturday Second Round (conclusion)
1.23 rating ESPN 7:00 am Sunday Third Round (early coverage)
2.62 rating ESPN 9:00 am Sunday Third Round (continued)

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.82 rating NBCSN 4:00 pm Saturday Lakes Region 200 at New Hampshire

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2.33 rating NBCSN 1:30 pm Sunday 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire

0.40 rating NBCSN 8:45 pm Saturday NBCSN Iowa Corn 300

Returns July 26 with Hungarian Grand Prix


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm LA Dodgers at WAS Nationals
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm CLE Indians at CIN Reds

n/a rating TBS 1:30 pm LA Dodgers at WAS Nationals

n/a rating ESPN 8:00 pm BOX Red Sox at LAA Angels


1.15 rating FOX 5:00 pm Saturday U.S. vs Cuba
n/a rating FS1 4:30 pm Sunday Trinidad and Tobago vs Panama
n/a rating FS1 7:30 pm Sunday Mexico vs Costa Rica


Cycling: Tour de France
0.26 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Saturday Stage 14
0.32 rating NBCSN 8:00 am Sunday Stage 15

Premier Boxing Champions
0.80 rating CBS 4:00 pm Saturday Frampton vs Gonzalez (super bantamweight)


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.