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[05/26/13 - 08:08 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Hand NBC Demo Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, may 25, 2013)

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

NBC (2.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Semifinals: Detroit at Chicago - Game 5" (2.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

CBS (4.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "The Mentalist" (3.138 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.223 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a second "48 Hours" (5.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the penultimate week of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.319 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), the special "Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown" (2.355 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, FOX (2.236 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the evening with its primetime "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.236 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) coverage.

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

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Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/26/12):

ABC (6.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) got some ratings spark on Saturday with its coverage of the "NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia at Boston" (6.11 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

CBS (3.12 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed a distant silver with its mix of "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.45 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), a second "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.39 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "NYC 22" (3.13 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "48 Hours Mystery" (4.81 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.65 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its presentation of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (2.65 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, a repeat of "Harry's Law" (3.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) led into a new "The Firm" (2.43 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and a second "The Firm" (2.37 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) on NBC (2.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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