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[02/25/14 - 12:24 PM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: NBC Tops Charts with Penultimate Night of Winter Games
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, february 22, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 32 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

2014 Olympic Winter Games (8:30) - NBC
13.280 million viewers, #1; 3.603 million adults 18-49 (2.84 rating), #1

College Basketball (6:56) - ESPN
4.159 million viewers, #2; 1.655 million adults 18-49 (1.30 rating), #2

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
3.691 million viewers, #3; 0.788 million adults 18-49 (0.62 rating), #4

Sam & Cat (8:00) - Nickelodeon
2.720 million viewers, #4; 0.698 million adults 18-49 (0.55 rating), #6

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
2.188 million viewers, #5; 0.679 million adults 18-49 (0.53 rating), #7

Cops (8:00) - Spike TV
1.857 million viewers, #6; 0.843 million adults 18-49 (0.66 rating), #3

College Basketball (9:06) - ESPN
1.571 million viewers, #7; 0.711 million adults 18-49 (0.56 rating), #5

Unknown (8:00) - Lifetime
1.527 million viewers, #8; 0.552 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #11

The Dayton 500 Bash at the Beach (8:00) - FOX
1.515 million viewers, #9; 0.510 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #12

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.220 million viewers, #10; 0.497 million adults 18-49 (0.39 rating), #13

MythBusters (8:00) - Discovery
1.205 million viewers, #11; 0.585 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #10

Pit Bulls & Parolees (10:00) - Animal Planet
1.187 million viewers, #12; 0.589 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #9

When Calls the Heart (9:00)* - Hallmark
1.147 million viewers, #13; 0.175 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #27

Pit Bulls & Parolees (9:00) - Animal Planet
1.013 million viewers, #14; 0.464 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #14

Ghost Adventures (9:00) - Travel
0.951 million viewers, #15; 0.464 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #15

UFC Fight Night (8:00) - FS1
0.936 million viewers, #16; 0.602 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #8

45th NAACP Image Awards (9:00) - TV One
0.935 million viewers, #17; 0.375 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #17

Deadly Sins (9:00) - ID
0.862 million viewers, #18; 0.303 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #22

Thrift Hunters (9:30) - Spike TV
0.856 million viewers, #19; 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #16

Scorned: Love Kills (10:00) - ID
0.847 million viewers, #20; 0.344 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #19

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? (8:00) - ID
0.808 million viewers, #21; 0.284 million adults 18-49 (0.23 rating), #24

Image Awards Red Carpet (8:00) - TV One
0.801 million viewers, #22; 0.306 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #21

Secret Sex Lives (9:00)* - TLC
0.754 million viewers, #23; 0.251 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #25

Black Sails (9:00) - Starz
0.744 million viewers, #24; 0.303 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #23

Swamp Pawn (9:00) - CMT
0.687 million viewers, #25; 0.311 million adults 18-49 (0.24 rating), #20

College Basketball (10:12) - ESPN2
0.603 million viewers, #26; 0.359 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #18

My Big Redneck Family (10:00)* - CMT
0.538 million viewers, #27; 0.214 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #26

Raising Whitley (9:00)* - OWN
0.409 million viewers, #28; 0.149 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #28

Mom's Got Game (10:00)* - OWN
0.409 million viewers, #29; 0.149 million adults 18-49 (0.12 rating), #29

Outrageous Acts of Science (10:00)* - Science
0.404 million viewers, #30; 0.127 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #30

Ripper Street (9:00)* - BBCA
0.359 million viewers, #31; 0.123 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #31

The Graham Norton Show (10:15)* - BBCA
0.359 million viewers, #32; 0.123 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #32

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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