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[06/20/11 - 05:56 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides "Cops," "AMW" Finales
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 18, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (3.75 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday thanks to the season finales of "Cops" (3.62 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "America's Most Wanted" (3.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

CBS (4.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then remained the most-watched network with a new "Chaos" (3.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by encores of "NCIS" (5.01 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Next up was NBC (3.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Minute to Win It" (2.45 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2.83 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (3.80 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, ABC (1.56 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) did the same with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (1.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11), another "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (1.48 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (1.65 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

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 (6/19/10):

FOX (4.17 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) took home the adults 18-49 crown with its usual combination of "Cops" (4.00 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (5.02 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with a full night of "PGA Overrun" (5.02 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.10 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Three Rivers" (3.04 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) followed by repeats of "48 Hours Mystery" (3.78 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and another "48 Hours Mystery" (5.49 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

And finally, encores of the feature "She's the Man" (2.45 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and "Castle" (3.56 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) on ABC (2.82 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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