September 21, 2015

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 9.19-20.2015

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday September 19 through Sunday September 20, 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 comparable weekend last year.

NFL: Week 2

9.93 rating 1:00 pm FOX Regional (SF-PIT TB-NO DET-MIN ARI-CHI ATL-NYG STL-WAS) (vs 12.3 in 2014 and 12.9 in 2013 for FOX Single)
10.77 rating 1:00 pm CBS Single (HOU-CAR NE-BUF SD-CIN TEN-CLE MIA-JAX BAL-OAK) (vs 9.9 in 2014 and 10.7 in 2013 for CBS Regional)
17.75 rating 4:30 pm FOX National (DAL-PHI) (vs 14.6 in 2014 and 17.8 in 2013 for CBS National)
16.26 rating 8:20 pm NBC (SEA-GB) (vs 14.0 in 2014 for CHI-SF and 13.6 in 2013 for SF-SEA)

College Football: Week 3

1.80 rating ABC 12:00 pm Air Force at #4-Michigan State
n/a rating ESPN 12:00 pm Connecticut at #22-Missouri
3.61 rating ABC 3:30 pm Northern Illinois at #1-Ohio State or Nebraska at Miami FL
2.66 rating CBS 3:30 pm #18-Auburn at #13-LSU
2.59 rating NBC 3:30 pm #14-Georgia Tech at #8-Notre Dame
1.75 rating FOX 4:45 pm California at Texas
2.00 rating ESPN 6:00 pm South Carolina at Georgia
2.71 rating ABC 8:00 pm Stanford at #6-USC
4.63 rating ESPN 9:15 pm #15-Ole Miss at #2-Alabama
n/a rating FS1 10:30 pm #19-BYU at #10-UCLA


PGA: BMW Championship
1.10 rating NBC 12:00 pm Saturday Third Round
1.33 rating NBC 2:00 pm Sunday Final Round

Auto Racing

NASCAR Xfinity Series
0.68 rating NBCSN 6:00 pm Saturday Furious 7 300 (Joliet, IL)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
1.77 rating NBCSN 3:30 pm Sunday 400 (Joliet, IL)

Returns next year

0.37 rating NBCSN 7:30 am Sunday Singapore Grand Prix


1.78 rating FOX 1:00 pm NY Yankees at NY Mets or STL Cardinals at CHI Cubs regional
n/a rating FS1 7:00 pm KC Royals at DET Tigers

n/a rating TBS 2:00 pm STL Cardinals at CHI Cubs
1.39 rating ESPN 8:00 pm NY Yankees at NY Mets


Premier League
0.43 rating NBCSN 7:45 am Chelsea vs Arsenal
0.31 rating NBCSN 10:00 am Swansea vs Everton
0.35 rating NBCSN 12:30 pm Manchester City vs West Ham

0.25 rating USA 8:30 am Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
0.40 rating NBCSN 11:00 am Southampton vs Manchester United
0.19 rating USA 11:00 am Liverpool vs Norwich




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.