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[07/27/14 - 09:18 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Dateline" Win for NBC
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/26/14):

NBC (3.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its usual mix of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "The Blacklist" (2.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

FOX (2.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) then split the demo crown with its presentation of "UFC on FOX 12" (2.002 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its lineup of "48 Hours" (2.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Bad Teacher" (1.473 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Bad Teacher" (1.507 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and another "48 Hours" (3.474 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.483 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.618 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) plus "Nightline Prime" (2.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) on ABC (1.870 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the night.

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

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Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/27/13):

FOX (2.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) lead the demo race on Saturday with its quarterly "UFC on FOX" (2.040 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) coverage.

CBS (2.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the most-watched network thanks to rebroadcasts of "48 Hours" (3.202 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "The Longest Yard" (2.889 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.908 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by the feature "Norbit" (2.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

And finally on NBC (1.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4), repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.586 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) led into a new "Do No Harm" (1.561 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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