August 31, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.29-30.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30, 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 calendar weekend last year.


NFL: Preseason
2.61 rating CBS 8:00 pm Saturday SEA Seahawks at SD Chargers
4.11 rating FOX 4:00 pm Sunday HOU Texans at NO Saints
5.04 rating NBC 8:00 pm Sunday ARI Cardinals at OAK Raiders


PGA: The Barclays (Plainfield, NJ)
1.81 rating CBS 3:00 pm Saturday Third Round
2.55 rating CBS 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.73 rating NBCSN 3:00 pm Saturday Road America 180 (Elkhart Lake, WI)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Returns Sep 6 from Darlington

0.59 rating NBCSN 4:00 pm Sunday GoPro Grand Prix (Sonoma, CA)

Returns Sep 6 with Italian Grand Prix


n/a rating FS1 4:00 pm BOS Red Sox at NY Mets
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm NY Yankees at ATL Braves

n/a rating TBS 1:00 pm BOS Red Sox at NY Mets
1.58 rating ESPN 8:00 pm CHI Cubs at LA Dodgers


Premiere League
0.39 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Newcastle United vs Arsenal
0.34 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Manchester City vs Watford
0.26 rating USA 10:00 am Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
0.71 rating NBC 12:30 pm Tottenham vs Everton

0.26 rating NBCSN 8:30 am Southampton vs Norwich City
0.60 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Swansea vs Manchester United


Little League World Series
1.61 rating ABC 12:30 pm International Championship Mexico vs Japan
2.48 rating ABC 3:30 pm U.S. Championship Texas vs Pennsylvania
n/a rating ESPN 10:00 am Third Place Game Texas vs Mexico
2.79 rating ABC 3:00 pm Championship Game Japan vs Pennsylvania

Arena Football
n/a rating ESPN 7:00 pm Saturday Arena Bowl: Jacksonville at San Jose


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.