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[12/29/13 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Just Go With It"
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/28/13):

ABC (3.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) won the demo race on Saturday with its presentation of "Just Go With It" (3.768 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) followed by a repeat of "Trophy Wife" (2.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (3.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its repeat lineup of "Mike & Molly" (2.674 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Mom" (2.398 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "48 Hours" (3.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and another "48 Hours" (5.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Next up was NBC (2.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its annual "WWE Tribute to the Troops" (2.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by repeats of "The Blacklist" (1.853 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.862 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

And finally, FOX (1.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with second runs of "Almost Human" (2.021 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Bones" (1.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction, averaged a 3.2/8 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.5/7 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime programming on those networks.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/29/12):

FOX (2.69 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with repeats of "Cops" (3.14 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and another "Cops" (3.48 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) plus the return of "The Mob Doctor" (2.07 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

ABC (2.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then snagged the silver with a rebroadcast of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2.60 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

Next up was CBS (3.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with originals from "Made in Jersey" (2.94 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and another "Made in Jersey" (2.81 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) plus a repeat of "48 Hours" (4.91 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

And finally, encores of "Chicago Fire" (2.56 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "Chicago Fire" (3.23 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.00 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) closed out the night on NBC (3.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Anne Hathaway and musical guest Rihanna (3.5/9 in metered-market households) dominated its time period. The "SNL" rebroadcast scored the #1 rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in metered-market households, topping all primetime telecasts on those networks.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.7 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49. The "SNL" encore delivered the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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