or


[03/24/13 - 08:22 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, march 23, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (5.871 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled in front on Saturday behind its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Butler vs. Marquette" (6.259 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) plus a new "48 Hours" (3.927 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2)

ABC (4.008 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with rebroadcasts of "Splash" (3.086 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "20/20: Travel Confidential" (4.470 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Cops" (3.360 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) followed by encores of "Cops" (3.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "The Following" (1.793 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, NBC (2.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.353 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.677 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and a primetime "Saturday Night Live" (2.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

TBA


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/24/12):

CBS (8.06 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) once again was the network to beat with its primetime coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Syracuse vs. Ohio State" (11.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) followed by a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (5.45 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (4.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

A distant silver then went to ABC (3.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with encores of "Shark Tank" (2.91 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and "Dancing With the Stars" (3.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was NBC (2.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a repeat of "Fairly Legal" (2.22 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9) followed by a new "The Firm" (2.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.59 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.67 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) was likewise out of the hunt with week four of "Q'Viva! The Chosen" (1.67 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live" (3.6/9 in metered-market households) with host Anna Faris with musical guest Drake, dominated its time period.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [october 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[10/16/17 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Powers Another NBC Victory
Plus: CBS gets a boost to its lineup with a primetime NFL overrun.

[10/15/17 - 09:02 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, College Football Top Demos
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/15/17 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Generates Season Highs & the Show's 2nd Strongest Week 3 Metered-Market Rating in 6 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 14.

[10/14/17 - 08:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Takes Home Victory in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's trio of dramas top the night in both categories.

[10/13/17 - 09:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel Caps Off Second Season of Original Scripted Series "Chesapeake Shores" as #1 Rated Cable Network in Time Period
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/13/17 - 08:20 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Thursday Night Football" Continue Their Reign
ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" and FOX's "The Orville" both post week-to-week gains last night.

[10/12/17 - 01:05 PM]
2017 ALDS Is Most-Watched LDS in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its ALDS coverage to date.

[10/12/17 - 12:10 PM]
Premiere Episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's "The Vietnam War" Seen by More Than 11.9 Million Unique Viewers
PBS further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 17.

[10/12/17 - 08:28 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Holds Onto Adults 18-49 Crown
Plus: The CW gets a boost from its new lineup of "Riverdale" and "Dynasty."

[10/12/17 - 06:01 AM]
Ratings Up for "Family Time" and "Grown Folks," New Episodes Premiere Monday Nights at 9:00/9:30 p.m. ET/PT on Bounce
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/11/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demo Race; CBS Tops Viewers
"This Is Us" and "NCIS" lead the night in said categories.

[10/10/17 - 02:53 PM]
TV One's "Bobbi Kristina" Premieres #1 in Time Slot Among African Americans
TV One spins the numbers for Sunday, October 8.

[10/10/17 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, ABC Leads Total Viewers
Plus: CBS sees weekly gains from "Scorpion" and "Me, Myself & I" among adults 18-49.

[10/09/17 - 08:36 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Gives Boost to NBC, FOX
The Peacock leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/08/17 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Generates Its Second Most-Watched Week 2 Telecast in Five Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, October 7.