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[06/06/11 - 05:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Narrowly Wins Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 4, 2011)

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

NBC (3.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) narrowly took home the demo crown on Saturday with its coverage of the "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2" (3.37 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

A silver medal then went to FOX (3.63 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its duo of "Cops" (3.22 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.05 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1).

Next up was CBS (4.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Chaos" (3.12 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Hawaii Five-0" (3.95 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

And finally, encores of "The Bachelorette" (1.76 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) on ABC (1.85 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live" (3.3/8 in metered-market households), hosted by Scarlett Johansson with musical guest Arcade Fire, dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.7 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/5/10):

FOX (4.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) took the adults 18-49 crown on Saturday thanks to its mainstays "Cops" (3.99 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.50 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2).

Sharing the demo honors was NBC (4.77 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) with repeats of "America's Got Talent" (4.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and the second episodes of "America's Got Talent" (5.65 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

Next up was CBS (3.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with the return of "Three Rivers" (3.07 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by repeats of "Medium" (2.74 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (4.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

And finally, ABC (2.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its own encores of "The Bachelorette" (1.72 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Castle" (3.21 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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