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[08/10/14 - 10:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demos with ABC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/9/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to significant local NFL pre-season preemptions, all Fast Nationals are inflated.]

NBC (4.649 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday thanks to a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (5.068 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.810 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2).

ABC (4.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) then shared top demo honors with its mix of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (3.002 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "20/20" (4.365 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and another "20/20" (5.196 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

Next up was CBS (3.737 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Unforgettable" (3.677 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Person of Interest" (3.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "48 Hours" (4.286 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.080 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.080 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Gang Related" (0.894 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on FOX (0.987 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Edward Norton and musical guest Janelle Monae, averaged a 2.4/6 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to rank as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· The 2.4 in metered-market households matched "Saturday Night Live's" top rating since July 12 (2.5 with host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem).


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/10/13):

CBS (4.001 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the king of the repeats on Saturday with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "48 Hours" (3.792 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (4.893 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

FOX (2.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then snagged the silver with second runs of "Cops" (1.901 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Cops" (2.303 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and "Bones" (2.034 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was ABC (2.439 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a repeat of "Motive" (2.160 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and a two-hour "20/20 Saturday" (2.579 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.009 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.772 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) led into a new "Do No Harm" (1.565 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) on NBC (1.782 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Adam Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar, averaged a 2.6/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" 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.

·This is "SNL's" highest rating in metered-market households since July 13 (2.6 with host Zach Galifianakis and musical guest Of Monsters and Men) and matches its high since July 7 (2.7 with host Kevin Hart and musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). In the markets with Local People Meters, "SNL" earned its highest rating in adults 18-49 since July 20 (1.3 with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Vampire Weekend) and matched its Local People Meter high since June 8 (2.0 with host Vince Vaughn and musical guest Miguel).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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