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[05/25/14 - 09:08 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Playoffs
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 (5/24/14):

NBC (2.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday its coverage of the "NHL Playoffs: Kings at Blackhawks" (2.368 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

CBS (3.422 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its encore lineup of "Mike & Molly" (2.299 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), another "Mike & Molly" (2.372 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "48 Hours" (3.304 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and another "48 Hours" (4.627 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.580 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its mix of "Celebrity Wife Swap" (2.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "20/20 Saturday" (2.893 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "Nightline Prime" (2.388 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, FOX (1.890 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with the return of "Baseball Night in America" (1.890 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

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

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Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/25/13):

NBC (2.954 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Semifinals: Detroit at Chicago - Game 5" (2.954 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

CBS (4.171 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "The Mentalist" (3.138 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.223 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a second "48 Hours" (5.153 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.512 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the penultimate week of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.319 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), the special "Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown" (2.355 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a repeat of "Body of Proof" (2.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, FOX (2.236 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the evening with its primetime "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.236 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) coverage.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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