or


[05/11/14 - 12:09 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR, NBA Playoffs Top Charts
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/10/14):

ABC (4.691 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its coverage of "NBA Countdown" (3.263 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "NBA Playoffs: Miami at Brooklyn" (4.976 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

FOX (5.151 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the most-watched network behind "NASCAR Sprint Cup Racing" (5.151 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was NBC (3.567 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.912 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) alongside a repeat of "Saturday Night Live" (2.876 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

And finally, CBS (3.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "Mike & Molly" (2.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "The Millers" (2.138 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8), "48 Hours" (2.522 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and a new "48 Hours" (4.975 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

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

· "Saturday Night Live," with host Charlize Theron and musical guest The Black Keys, averaged a 3.8/10 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.8/8 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/11/13):

ABC (4.899 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "NBA Conference Semifinals: New York at Indiana (Game 3)" (4.899 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

The silver then went to FOX (5.746 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) with its primetime telecast of "NASCAR: Sprint Cup Racing from Darlington Raceway " (5.746 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.929 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (4.284 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) followed by a new "48 Hours" (5.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

And finally, NBC (2.085 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up a new "Smash" (2.007 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) alongside rebroadcasts of "The Voice" (1.816 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.431 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

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

* "Saturday Night Live," with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend, averaged a 4.6/12 in metered-market households, to deliver 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, including Knicks-Pacers NBA Playoffs coverage on ABC (4.3/8) and NASCAR Racing on Fox (3.4/7).

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" tied with ABC's NBA Playoffs for the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all other primetime programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [may 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[07/25/14 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Continues Win Streak for CBS
The Eye has taken home top adults 18-49 honors for five straight weeks.

[07/25/14 - 08:23 AM]
"Last Comic Standing" Wins Its Timeslot in 18-49 and Most Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 24.

[07/25/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's "Black Box" Finale Is Up and "NY Med" Tops Its Slot for the 5th Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 24.

[07/24/14 - 01:20 PM]
Series Premiere of FX's Newest Original Comedy Series "Married" Pulls in 1.5 Million Total Viewers and 1.1 Million Adults 18-49
FX spins the numbers for Thursday, July 17.

[07/24/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent" Puts NBC Back on Top
The Peacock's summer franchise expands originals to Wednesdays with a victory in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/24/14 - 07:47 AM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series "Party Down South" Earns Its Highest-Rated Episode Ever, Up Double Digits
CMT spins the numbers for Thursday, July 17.

[07/23/14 - 09:10 AM]
"Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall" Series Premiere Rocks DIY Network's Ratings
DIY Network spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/23/14 - 08:28 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC wins the night among adults 18-49, more than doubling second place ABC.

[07/23/14 - 08:20 AM]
NBC Wins the Night in the 18-49 Demo More Than Doubling the Nearest Competitor
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/22/14 - 01:47 PM]
HGTV Still Tops on Sundays - "Flipping the Block" One of HGTV's "Best Series Premieres Ever"
HGTV spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 11:34 AM]
Adult Swim Once Again Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34
Turner spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:20 AM]
TNT Wins Fourth Week in a Row, with "Major Crimes," "Rizzoli & Isles" and "The Last Ship" Leading the Pack
TNT spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/22/14 - 11:13 AM]
Premiere of New American Heroes Channel Series "Gunslingers" Breaks Network Record for P2+ and HH Delivery
American Heroes Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 20.

[07/22/14 - 10:20 AM]
Hallmark Channel Original Programming Dominates Saturday Night
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, July 19.

[07/22/14 - 09:21 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the #1 Syndie Talker for the 2nd Straight Week Across All Key Measures
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of July 7-11.