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[04/08/14 - 11:33 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: TBS Dominates with Final Four Coverage
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, april 5, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 36 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Kentucky #8 vs. Wisconsin #2 - TBS
10.386 million viewers, #1; 4.321 million adults 18-49 (3.40 rating), #1

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - TBS
7.792 million viewers, #2; 3.036 million adults 18-49 (2.39 rating), #2

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Connecticut #7 vs. Florida #1 - TBS
7.099 million viewers, #3; 2.634 million adults 18-49 (2.07 rating), #3

Dateline NBC (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.017 million viewers, #4; 1.120 million adults 18-49 (0.88 rating), #7

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
4.535 million viewers, #5; 1.059 million adults 18-49 (0.83 rating), #8

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Kentucky #8 vs. Wisconsin #2 - TNT
4.300 million viewers, #6; 1.683 million adults 18-49 (1.33 rating), #4

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - TNT
4.090 million viewers, #7; 1.651 million adults 18-49 (1.30 rating), #5

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Connecticut #7 vs. Florida #1 - TNT
3.704 million viewers, #8; 1.308 million adults 18-49 (1.03 rating), #6

Nightline Prime (10:00) - ABC
3.345 million viewers, #9; 0.967 million adults 18-49 (0.76 rating), #9

20/20 (9:00) - ABC
2.496 million viewers, #10; 0.882 million adults 18-49 (0.69 rating), #10

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Kentucky #8 vs. Wisconsin #2 - truTV
1.564 million viewers, #11; 0.679 million adults 18-49 (0.54 rating), #11

House Hunters Renovation (10:00) - HGTV
1.488 million viewers, #12; 0.508 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #13

Lucky in Love (9:00) - Hallmark
1.234 million viewers, #13; 0.264 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #24

The Trials of Cate McCall (8:00) - Lifetime
1.202 million viewers, #14; 0.350 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #18

NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Update - truTV
1.114 million viewers, #15; 0.558 million adults 18-49 (0.44 rating), #12

Rake (8:00, 120 Minutes) - FOX
1.032 million viewers, #16; 0.249 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #26

Auction Hunters (9:30) - Spike TV
0.994 million viewers, #17; 0.387 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #16

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
0.931 million viewers, #18; 0.414 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #14

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Final Four - Connecticut #7 vs. Florida #1 - truTV
0.851 million viewers, #19; 0.414 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #15

Fatal Vows (10:00) - ID
0.835 million viewers, #20; 0.343 million adults 18-49 (0.27 rating), #19

Flipping Vegas (10:00) - A&E
0.794 million viewers, #21; 0.351 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #17

Timber Kings (10:00) - Discovery
0.782 million viewers, #22; 0.274 million adults 18-49 (0.22 rating), #22

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's (9:00) - OWN
0.724 million viewers, #23; 0.272 million adults 18-49 (0.21 rating), #23

Too Cute! (8:00)* - Animal Planet
0.717 million viewers, #24; 0.255 million adults 18-49 (0.20 rating), #25

Deion's Family Playbook (10:00) - OWN
0.709 million viewers, #25; 0.329 million adults 18-49 (0.26 rating), #20

Ghost Adventures (9:00) - Travel
0.515 million viewers, #26; 0.317 million adults 18-49 (0.25 rating), #21

America's Book of Secrets (10:00)* - H2
0.455 million viewers, #27; 0.161 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #30

Celebrity Ghost Stories (9:00)* - LMN
0.405 million viewers, #28; 0.131 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #31

Reincarnated: Past Lives (10:00)* - LMN
0.405 million viewers, #29; 0.131 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #32

Outrageous Acts of Science (10:00)* - Science
0.361 million viewers, #30; 0.120 million adults 18-49 (0.09 rating), #34

Guntucky (9:00)* - CMT
0.308 million viewers, #31; 0.182 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #27

My Big Redneck Family (10:00)* - CMT
0.308 million viewers, #32; 0.182 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #28

My Big Redneck Family (10:30)* - CMT
0.308 million viewers, #33; 0.182 million adults 18-49 (0.14 rating), #29

Da Vinci's Demons (9:00)* - Starz
0.263 million viewers, #34; 0.124 million adults 18-49 (0.10 rating), #33

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (10:00)* - WE tv
0.211 million viewers, #35; 0.074 million adults 18-49 (0.06 rating), #35

Ripper Street (9:00)* - BBCA
0.145 million viewers, #36; 0.051 million adults 18-49 (0.04 rating), #36

[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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