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[10/13/13 - 08:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ALCS Opens on Top for FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/12/13):

FOX (6.363 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "ALCS, Game 1" (6.393 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

ABC (5.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its presentation of "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte" (5.191 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.115 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (3.479 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (3.133 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.875 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) followed by a new "48 Hours" (5.163 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

And finally, NBC (2.641 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night with encores of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.605 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), "The Blacklist" (2.725 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.595 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

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

· "Saturday Night Live," with host Bruce Willis and musical guest Katy Perry (4.3/11 in metered-market households, 2.2/10 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters) ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks. National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night's "Saturday Night Live" are due from Nielsen on Thursday, October 17.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/13/12):

Coverage of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Charlotte" (4.73 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) put ABC (4.73 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) in front on Saturday.

CBS (4.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then claimed the number two spot with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.72 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (3.90 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) plus a new "48 Hours" (4.88 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was NBC (3.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with its all-repeat lineup of "Revolution" (2.26 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Chicago Fire" (3.16 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.76 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

And finally, FOX (1.72 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with its "College Football: USC at Washington" (1.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) coverage.

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

"Saturday Night Live," with host Christina Applegate and musical guest Passion Pit (4.6/11 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast averaged a 2.2 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49. These are "SNL's" top results in the metered-market households and the Local People Meters since September 22.

"Saturday Night Live" was the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the metered-market households and the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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