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[06/30/13 - 08:51 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Shares Demos with CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 29, 2013)

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

FOX (3.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its coverage of "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.608 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

CBS (3.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then shared the demo crown with its mix of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2.872 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Brooklyn DA" (2.629 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "48 Hours" (4.113 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.162 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with originals from "Zero Hour" (2.433 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "666 Park Avenue" (2.136 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) plus a rebroadcast of "Whodunnit?" (1.917 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Crossing Lines" (2.055 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9), another "Crossing Lines" (2.346 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) alongside the return of "Do No Harm" (1.805 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) on NBC (2.068 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the evening.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Phoenix averaged a 2.7/7 in metered-market households), the show's top rating in metered-market households since June 9.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.1 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" posted the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/30/12):

NBC (4.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was tops for the second night in a row with its coverage of the "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Swimming Finals" (5.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "U.S. Olympic Team Trials: Track & Field Finals" (6.46 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) followed by a new "The Firm" (2.56 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

CBS (3.89 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then claimed a distant silver with its repeat lineup of "CSI: NY" (3.08 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "Blue Bloods" (3.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "48 Hours Mystery" (4.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.72 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its penultimate week of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (2.72 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

And finally, repeats of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2.10 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Castle" (3.24 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) on ABC (2.47 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Emma Stone and musical guest Coldplay (2.8/7 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 non-sports program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime entertainment telecasts on ABC, CBS and NBC.

"SNL" is currently matching its results of one week earlier in metered-market households and the Local People Meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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