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[06/03/12 - 08:44 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 2, 2012)

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

ABC (3.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) snagged the top spot on Saturday thanks to its mix of "Secret Millionaire" (3.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), another "Secret Millionaire" (3.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and yet another "Secret Millionaire" (3.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

Sharing top demo honors was NBC (2.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2" (2.54 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its broadcast of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (2.93 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

And finally, CBS (3.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its combination of "Rules of Engagement" (2.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), "CSI: Miami" (3.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

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

TBA

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/4/11):

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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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