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WORLD CUP SKEDBALL — Day 6

Posted June 18, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Tuesday’s ESPN coverage of the World Cup featured two matches that had average ratings, and a third match (in the tough 11:30 am time period) that is the lowest-rated so far.  (Yesterday’s match are bolded in the table below.)  But 2014 is still pacing well ahead of 2010.  ESPN matches to date in 2014 are averaging 3.8 million […]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Ratings Track Game by Game

Posted October 22, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

Clunk.  Game 1 of the World Series averaged a 3.4 adult 18-49 rating Tuesday, setting a new record low for the opening game of the Fall Classic.  The previous record low was a 3.6 in 2012 for San Francisco-Detroit and 2006 for St. Louis-Detroit.  For the record, the high in the Nielsen PeopleMeter era is a 12.4 adult […]

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SKEDBALL: World Series Game 1 Ratings (UPDATED)

Posted October 26, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

UPDATE: Game 1 of the 2016 World Series averaged just under 19.4 million viewers 2+ live+same day in the official nationals, second only to 2009 (Phillies-Yankees) in the last decade (and just narrowly behind it).  With the key sales demographics, the game is also well above average, generally ranking #3 among Game 1 telecasts since […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 3.12-13.2016

Posted March 14, 2016 by Mitch Metcalf

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday March 12 and Sunday March 13, 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. NBA Saturday 1.98 rating ABC 8:30 […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 8.5-6.2017

Posted August 8, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday August 5-6, 2017.  Eligible programs include sporting events on broadcast and cable networks (minimum audience size 300K P2+).  Programs are grouped by sport and ranked within each sport by P2+ audience size. For comparison, here is the same chart for the same weekend last year, August 6-7, […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings 6.3-4.2017

Posted June 6, 2017 by Mitch Metcalf

Here are the weekend sports ratings for Saturday and Sunday June 3-4, 2017.  Eligible programs include sporting events on broadcast and cable networks (minimum audience size 300K P2+).  Programs are grouped by sport and ranked within each sport by P2+ audience size. For comparison, here is the same chart for the same weekend last year, June 4-5, […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings

Posted June 23, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday June 21 and Sunday June 22, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population.   Soccer: World Cup Saturday 2.8 rating ESPN 11:30 am Argentina vs Iran (versus 2.8 rating […]

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SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports TV Ratings (August 23-24, 2014)

Posted August 25, 2014 by Mitch Metcalf

The ratings below are household ratings from the 56 television markets with local Nielsen meters for Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24, 2014. The 56 markets (out of 210 total) cover about 70% of the US television population. The Little League World Series (U.S. championship game Saturday and Sunday’s Championship game) attracted huge audiences, […]

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