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[09/08/13 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Tops Viewers for ABC, Splits Demos with FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, september 7, 2013)

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

ABC (4.982 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its coverage of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series" (4.982 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1).

FOX (3.576 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) however shared the silver with the opener to its primetime "College Football: West Virginia at Oklahoma" (3.576 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T1) coverage.

Next up was CBS (3.713 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.281 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "48 Hours" (3.913 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and another "48 Hours" (4.944 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

And finally, NBC (1.766 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with a rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.881 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and the series finale of "Do No Harm" (1.536 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Bruno Mars, averaged a 2.5/6 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49. These are "SNL's" top household and 18-49 results in the local markets in four weeks (since August 10, with a rebroadcast hosted by Adam Levine with musical guest Kendrick Lamar).

· "SNL" posted the top rating of the night among CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/8/12):

ABC (4.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat with its annual primetime coverage of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series" (4.84 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

FOX (3.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then took home the silver with its telecast of "College Football: Nebraska at UCLA" (3.58 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "America's Got Talent" (2.08 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.43 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and a second "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

And finally, CBS (2.31 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and "48 Hours Mystery" (2.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) due to its rain delay of the U.S. Open Women's Championship.

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Michael Buble (3.1/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49. These are "SNL's' top results since July 21.

·"Saturday Night Live" is the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in both metered-market household ratings and 18-49 ratings in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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