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[10/26/14 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Rides World Series to Victory
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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/25/14):

FOX (9.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) once again was the top draw thanks to its coverage of the "World Series, Game 4" (9.772 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1).

ABC (4.126 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then took home the silver with its presentation of "Saturday Night Football" (4.126 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.886 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Elementary" (2.750 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "48 Hours" (3.908 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and another "48 Hours" (5.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

And finally, repeats of "The Mysteries of Laura" (2.137 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8), "Constantine" (1.538 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7) and "Saturday Night Live" (1.830 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) on NBC (1.835 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host Jim Carrey and musical guest Iggy Azalea (4.1/10 in household results in the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research, Seattle and Portland currently excluded; 2.2/10 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters) scored the show's highest rating in metered-market households since March 8 (with host Lena Dunham and musical guest The National, 4.1/11) and equaled the top "SNL" metered-market rating since March 1 (with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck, 4.6/12).

·In 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, this is the highest-rated "SNL" since April 5 (with host Anna Kendrick and musical guest Pharrell, 2.2/10) and equals the high since March 1 (with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck, 2.4/11).

·Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up +5% in both the metered-market households (4.1 vs. 3.9) and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters (2.2 vs. 2.1).


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/26/13):

FOX (11.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was of course the network to beat on Saturday with its presentation of the "World Series, Game 3" (11.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1).

ABC (4.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a distant second place with its coverage of "College Football: Penn State at Ohio State" (4.202 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.952 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (3.131 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (3.112 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), a new "48 Hours" (3.597 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a second "48 Hours" (5.137 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

And finally, encores of "Grimm" (1.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9), "The Blacklist" (2.381 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.466 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) on NBC (2.063 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night.

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host Edward Norton and musical guest Janelle Monae averaged a 3.9/10 in metered-market households and a 2.1/10 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters. "SNL" was the #1 non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime entertainment programming on those networks last night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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