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[11/10/13 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: LSU/Alabama Showdown Puts CBS on Top
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 (11/9/13):

CBS (11.546 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) dominated the competition on Saturday with its primetime coverage of "College Football: LSU at Alabama" (11.546 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1).

The silver then went to NBC (3.353 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with a repeat of "Saturday Night Live" (2.544 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) followed by "Miss Universe 2013" (3.757 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.624 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its telecast of "College Football: Texas at West Virginia" (2.624 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3).

And finally, ABC (2.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with "College Football: Notre Dame at Pittsburgh" (2.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

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

· From 9-11 p.m. ET, "Miss Universe 2013" (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54; women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 and total viewers.

· From its first half-hour to its fourth, "Miss Universe 2013" grew by 57% in adults 18-49 (to a 1.1 rating from a 0.7) and 63% or more than 1.8 million persons in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 2.9 million).

· At 8 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall) finished #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. The 8 p.m. "SNL" encore earned NBC's highest 18-49 rating in the time period, excluding sports, so far this season.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/10/12):

ABC (5.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) snagged the top spot on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Notre Dame at Boston College" (5.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

CBS (5.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "Vegas" (4.29 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.06 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and a new "48 Hours" (6.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.63 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) offered up its telecast of "College Football: K-State at TCU" (2.63 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, NBC (2.50 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night with its all-repeat lineup of "Revolution" (1.91 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8), "Chicago Fire" (2.36 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.22 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

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

* "Saturday Night Live," with host Anne Hathaway and musical guest Rihanna, averaged a 5.0/12 in metered-market households, matching the show's second-highest overnights so far this season. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.6 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.

* In both metered-market households and the Local People Meters, "SNL" was the #1 show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, topping all primetime programs on those networks.

* Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 11 percent in metered-market households (5.0 vs. 4.5).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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