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[10/31/10 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Narrow Win With World Series
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, october 30, 2010)

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (9.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) narrowly took home top honors on Saturday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 3" (9.23 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

ABC (6.54 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a close second place with its "Saturday Night College Football" (6.54 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) coverage.

Next up was CBS (5.69 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a repeat of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.95 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) followed by a new "48 Hours Mystery" (5.36 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and a second "48 Hours Mystery" (6.77 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

And finally, encores of "Scared Shrekless" (3.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), "Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space" (4.21 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "The Office" (2.25 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Community" (1.86 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.09 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) on NBC (3.06 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the evening.

And in late-night, a new "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 4.6 household rating, 11 share in the metered markets.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/31/09):

FOX (12.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its coverage of the "World Series, Game 3" (14.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.3, #1). Leading off the night was its "MLB Rain Delay" (8.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and a repeat of "The Cleveland Show" (7.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3).

The silver then went to ABC (5.65 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its mainstay "Saturday Night College Football" (5.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.63 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) offered up repeats of "CSI: Miami" (4.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.38 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (6.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5).

And finally, primetime coverage of "Notre Dame Football: Washington State vs. Notre Dame" (2.24 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) on NBC (2.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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