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[11/17/13 - 11:10 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Split Demo Crown with College Football
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 (11/16/13):

CBS (4.409 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (2.689 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Mom" (2.767 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years" (4.630 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "48 Hours" (5.869 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

ABC (3.710 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and FOX (3.166 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) however split the demo crown with their respective coverage of "College Football: Stanford at USC" (3.710 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "College Football: Oklahoma State at Texas" (3.166 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

And finally, encores of "The Voice" (2.390 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.608 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) on NBC (2.463 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the night.

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Lady Gaga, averaged a 4.9/12 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.6/12 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to match the show's highest rating in metered-market households since March 9 (with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake) and equal SNL's top 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since Oct. 5 (with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus). Over those spans, "SNL" previously earned a 4.9 in households and a 2.6 in 18-49 on Nov. 2 (with host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem).

·"Saturday Night Live" ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks in both categories.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/12):

ABC (6.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Stanford at Oregon" (6.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

Second place then went to CBS (4.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with its mix of "Elementary" (3.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "48 Hours" (3.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) repeats followed by a new "48 Hours" (5.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.05 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its telecast of "College Football: Oklahoma at West Virginia" (3.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

And finally, NBC (2.55 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "Revolution" (2.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (2.35 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

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

* "Saturday Night Live," with host Jeremy Renner and musical guest Maroon 5, averaged a 5.1/12 in metered-market households, the show's second-highest overnights of the season. The only higher rating so far this season was the 5.4 on October 20 with an edition hosted by Bruno Mars. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.

* Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 11 percent in metered-market households (5.1 vs. 4.6).

* In national ratings so far this season, original telecasts of "Saturday Night Live" are up versus one year ago by 7 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 3.1 vs. a 2.9, "most current") and up 6 percent in total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.5 million).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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