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[08/03/14 - 09:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with Two Hours of "20/20"
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/2/14):

ABC (3.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) pulled into the top spot on Saturday with its mix of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.570 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "20/20" (3.626 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and another "20/20" (4.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

CBS (3.235 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "48 Hours" (3.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (2.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) and another "48 Hours" (3.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was FOX (0.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.984 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.092 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "Gang Related" (0.946 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, NBC (1.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night with an original "Crossbones" (1.541 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12), another "Crossbones" (1.574 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

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

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Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/3/13):

CBS (4.089 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday despite its all-repeat lineup of "The Mentalist" (3.211 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.240 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and another "48 Hours" (4.817 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

NBC (1.900 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.105 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere" (1.918 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and "Do No Harm" (1.677 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Next up was FOX (1.295 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its primetime coverage of "Guinness International Champions Cup Semifinal" (1.295 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

And finally, ABC (2.209 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up the penultimate "Zero Hour" (1.843 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) followed by the series finale of "Zero Hour" (1.919 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and a repeat of "20/20 Saturday" (2.866 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

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, averaged a 2.5/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.2 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" posted 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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