or


[03/23/14 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides NCAA Coverage to Victory in Viewers, Demos
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 (3/22/14):

CBS (5.987 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Third Round - Oregon #7 vs. Wisconsin #2" (5.759 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) followed by a repeat of "48 Hours" (6.444 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1).

NBC (4.818 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the silver with its two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (5.302 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) alongside a rebroadcast of "Crisis" (3.851 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was ABC (2.387 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its mix of "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" (1.719 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6), "Nightline Prime" (1.496 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "20/20 Saturday" (3.947 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Almost Human" (1.349 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "The Following" (1.101 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) on FOX (1.225 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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 Jonah Hill and musical guest Bastille, averaged a 2.9/7 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.2/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters ahead of all primetime entertainment programs on the Big 4 networks.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/23/13):

CBS (5.871 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) pulled in front on Saturday behind its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Butler vs. Marquette" (6.259 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) plus a new "48 Hours" (3.927 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2)

ABC (4.008 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed the silver with rebroadcasts of "Splash" (3.086 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "20/20: Travel Confidential" (4.470 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.582 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Cops" (3.360 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) followed by encores of "Cops" (3.382 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "The Following" (1.793 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, NBC (2.101 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the night with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.353 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.677 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and a primetime "Saturday Night Live" (2.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [september 2014]  
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
[09/22/14 - 09:52 AM]
"Madam Secretary" Draws 14.3 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts CBS, NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Madam Secretary" opens to 14 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Demographic - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 07:40 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Weekend
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
Encore of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Equals NBC's Highest Saturday Average in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since June 28
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 20.

[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.