or


[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for 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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/30/14):

The return of "Saturday Night Football" (5.438 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) put ABC (5.438 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) on top on Saturday.

NBC (3.782 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was a distant second place with a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.164 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.020 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.509 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with special Saturday editons of "Unforgettable" (4.349 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and "Reckless" (2.895 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) plus a repeat "48 Hours" (3.284 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

And finally, "College Football on FOX" (0.920 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7) closed out the evening on FOX (0.920 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Lady Gaga, averaged a 2.3/6 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.8/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to rank as the #1 non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters. "SNL" matched the metered-market household rating of the previous week and the same night last year.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/31/13):

ABC (7.379 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) closed out August on top with its coverage of "College Football: Georgia at Clemson " (7.379 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

CBS (3.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was the number two draw with repeats of "Mike & Molly" (2.191 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "Two and a Half Men" (2.363 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), "48 Hours" (4.041 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and another "48 Hours" (5.121 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was NBC (1.811 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.098 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) followed by a new "Do No Harm" (1.585 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and a second "Do No Harm" (1.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, FOX (1.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with its departing lineup of "Cops" (1.940 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "Cops" (2.052 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Bones" (1.869 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Peyton Manning and musical guest Carrie Underwood, averaged a 2.3/6 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49. "SNL" posted the top non-sports rating of the night among CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime entertainment programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [september 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
[11/26/14 - 10:45 AM]
NBCSN Delivers Best F1 Season Ever for a Single Cable Network
NBCSN spins the numbers for its F1 coverage to date this season.

[11/26/14 - 08:52 AM]
"The Voice" Ranks #1 in Adults 18-34 and All Key Adult-Female Demos in Its Time Period
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:37 AM]
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Jumps to Season Highs for Its Top Finale Performance in 4 Seasons
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 25.

[11/26/14 - 08:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Gives ABC First Demo Win of the Season
The Alphabet also leads the night among total viewers.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Voice"
Plus: "Scorpion" on CBS gets a big boost from a special "The Big Bang Theory" repeat lead in.

[11/25/14 - 08:49 AM]
"The Voice" Is Currently the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/25/14 - 08:39 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Matches Season Highs in Homes and Women 25-54
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/25/14 - 08:36 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Scores Season Highs and Is Up Year to Year
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 24.

[11/24/14 - 03:24 PM]
Thursday's "Kimmel" Is the Show's 2nd-Most-Social Episode Ever/Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #8 is the Biggest Yet in the Series
ABC spins the digital numbers for Thursday, November 20.