or


[12/01/13 - 03:10 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with Holiday Specials, "48 Hours"
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/30/13):

CBS (4.209 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its annual holiday telecasts "The Flight Before Christmas" (4.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "The Story of Santa Claus" (3.600 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) plus a new "48 Hours" (4.830 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2).

FOX (3.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its coverage of "College Football: Notre Dame at Stanford" (3.063 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Next up was NBC (2.924 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with rebroadcasts of "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" (3.102 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.569 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

And finally, "College Football: UCLA at USC" (2.371 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) on ABC (2.371 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) closed out the night.

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/1/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The SEC Championship game spilled into primetime on CBS from 8:00-8:16 pm.]

FOX (5.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) topped the demo charts on Saturday with its coverage of the "Big Ten Football Championship: Nebraska vs. Wisconsin" (5.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

A silver medal then went to ABC (4.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with its telecast of "College Football: Texas at Kansas State" (4.81 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.30 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its mix of "Made in Jersey" (5.13 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Criminal Minds" (4.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "48 Hours" (5.98 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (4.15 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) on NBC (4.15 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the night.

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Daniel Craig and musical guest Muse, averaged a 3.7/9 in metered-market households. "SNL" scored its second-highest rating for an encore in metered-market households since February 25 (3.9 with a telecast hosted by Charlie Day with musical guest Maroon 5), trailing over that span only the October 27 rebroadcast (4.1 with an episode hosted by Jane Lynch with musical guest Bruno Mars). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.7 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[01/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Shark Tank" Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/14/17 - 08:32 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 96% of Last Week's Season Debut in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Science Channel Series Premiere of "MythBusters: The Search" Breaks Into Cable's Top 20 Among Key Demos on Jan. 7
Science Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" Scores Highest-Rated Season Ever
In the midst of the season, the network quickly commissioned 48 additional episodes that will begin airing in April 2017.

[01/13/17 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 despite a repeat "The Big Bang Theory."

[01/12/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with Comedies
"Modern Family" helps pave the way to an adults 18-49 victory.

[01/11/17 - 09:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Return Sparks NBC Victory
The Peacock leads the night, which saw the four major broadcast networks carry President Obama's Farewell Address.

[01/10/17 - 11:02 AM]
"Nashville" Premiere Hits All the Right Notes on CMT
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/10/17 - 09:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Holds Onto Top Spot for ABC
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49.

[01/10/17 - 08:27 AM]
National Championship Caps Exciting College Football Playoff Which Delivers Ratings Growth, Sets Numerous Streaming Records
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 9.

[01/09/17 - 05:26 PM]
E! Scores Record Multi-Platform Engagement for Golden Globes with 44 Million Uniques Across Digital, Social and Television, Up 16% Versus 2016
E! spins the numbers for Sunday, January 8.

[01/09/17 - 03:45 PM]
Linear and Digital Binge-Viewing Launch of Freeform's "Beyond" Amasses Over 14 Million Multiplatform Views in First Seven Days
Freeform further spins the numbers for Monday, January 2.