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[11/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Tops Demos 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 six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/22/14):

ABC (3.595 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) held onto the top spot with its coverage of "Saturday Night Football" (3.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

CBS (5.017 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network with repeats of "NCIS" (4.077 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.777 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) plus a new "48 Hours" (6.199 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.250 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and its presentation of "College Football on FOX" (2.250 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4).

And finally, repeats of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.398 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3), "State of Affairs" (3.149 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.919 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) closed out the evening on NBC (3.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

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

· "Saturday Night Live," with host Cameron Diaz and musical guests Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars (4.1 rating, 10 share in household results in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research; 2.0/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters), ranked as the night's #1 telecast on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on those networks.

· "Saturday Night Live" matched its results for the same night last year in metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/23/13):

ABC (6.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Baylor at Oklahoma State " (6.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

CBS (4.436 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second place with its lineup of "Mike & Molly" (3.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Mike & Molly" (3.420 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Criminal Minds" (4.191 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and a new "48 Hours" (5.666 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "The Voice" (2.278 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "The Blacklist" (2.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.718 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

And finally, FOX (2.032 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its telecast of "College Football: Arizona State at UCLA" (2.032 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Haim, averaged a 4.1/10 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.0/10 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to rank as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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