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[07/21/13 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX Share Modest Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, july 20, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (3.907 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its repeat mix of "Unforgettable" (2.989 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.027 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and another "48 Hours" (4.706 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

Sharing the demo crown however was FOX (2.483 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with its own second run lineup of "Cops" (2.439 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), another "Cops" (2.763 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Bones" (2.366 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was ABC (1.887 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.795 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) followed by the feature "The Game Plan" (1.934 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, NBC (1.676 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the night with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.917 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Crossing Lines" (1.485 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Do No Harm" (1.628 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend, averaged a 2.5/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, matching "SNL's" top rating in the Local People Meters since June 8. The "SNL" encore posted the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/21/12):

CBS (4.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday with its mix of "NYC 22" (3.46 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "48 Hours Mystery" (4.19 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and a second "48 Hours Mystery" (4.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

NBC (3.03 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) then shared the demo crown with its special "30 Greatest NBC Olympic Moments" (2.84 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) followed by repeats of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a second "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was FOX (1.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Cops" (2.02 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), another "Cops" (2.46 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Mobbed" (1.54 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, ABC (2.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2.12 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10), "Castle" (2.92 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Castle" (3.06 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Will Ferrell and musical guest Usher (3.1/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.7 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

"Saturday Night Live" earned its highest metered-market household and Local People Meter ratings in six weeks (since June 9).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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