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[07/14/13 - 02:24 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "48 Hours" Top Viewers, Share Demo Crown with FOX
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, july 13, 2013)

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

CBS (3.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its mix of "Elementary" (2.799 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "48 Hours" (3.732 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (4.541 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

FOX (3.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) however shared the adults 18-49 crown with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) coverage.

Next up was ABC (2.136 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.861 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), the departing "666 Park Avenue" (1.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a special "20/20 Saturday" (2.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

And finally, the broadcast premiere of "An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky" (2.034 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and a rebroadcast of "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) on NBC (1.889 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Zach Galifianakis and musical guest Of Monsters and Men, averaged a 2.6/6 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, matching "SNL's" top rating in the Local People Meters since June 8. The "SNL" encore 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/14/12):

CBS (4.26 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday with its mix of "NYC 22" (3.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), a second "NYC 22" (4.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a repeat of "48 Hours Mystery" (4.73 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (2.09 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) with the return of "Cops" (2.65 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2), another "Cops" (2.63 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and "Mobbed" (1.55 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was ABC (1.87 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (1.91 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Ball Boys" (1.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Castle" (2.52 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, the movie "An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars" (1.68 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and the series finale of "The Firm" (1.72 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) on NBC (1.69 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) closed out the night.

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 Lady Antebellum (3.0/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.5 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

"Saturday Night Live" earned its highest metered-market household and Local People Meter ratings in five weeks (since June 2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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