or


[01/06/13 - 12:04 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Wild Card Weekend Kicks Off with NBC Win
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, january 5, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

Coverage of "NFC Wild Card Game: Minnesota at Green Bay" (26.047 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1) sparked a big night for NBC (26.047 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 9.2, #1) on Saturday.

CBS (4.764 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then claimed the leftovers with its mix of "The Mentalist" (3.811 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "48 Hours" (4.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and a new "48 Hours" (5.889 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.429 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "Cops" (2.635 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), a repeat of "Cops" (2.866 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and the penultimate "The Mob Doctor" (2.107 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

And finally, ABC (1.932 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "Once Upon a Time" (1.990 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), another "Once Upon a Time" (1.890 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and a third "Once Upon a Time" (1.919 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live" (5.3 rating, 11 share in metered-market households) with host Louis C.K. and musical guest fun, dominated its time period with the highest "SNL" average for an encore in four years, since the October 11, 2008 rebroadcast hosted by Michael Phelps with musical guest Lil Wayne (5.5/13).

* Note that NBC carried the highly rated Vikings-Packers NFL Wild Card Playoff Game in primetime.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.8 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49, its highest 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters for an encore in four years, since November 8, 2008 (with host James Franco and musical guest Kings of Leon, 2.9/18).


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/7/12):

NBC (27.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.0, #1) dominated primetime on Saturday thanks to its coverage of the "NFL Wild Card Playoff: Detroit at New Orleans" (27.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 10.0, #1).

ABC (4.79 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home a distant silver with a repeat of "Winter Wipeout" (3.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) followed by "Your Voice, Your Vote - Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire" (5.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.49 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with a full hour of "Rules of Engagement" (1.98 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) repeats, a repeat of "The Mentalist" (3.66 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (4.83 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

And finally, an hour of "Cops" (3.15 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and a repeat of "Terra Nova" (1.36 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) on FOX (2.26 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

"Saturday Night Live" (7.4/18 in metered-market households from 11:45 p.m.-1:15 a.m.) with host Charles Barkley and musical guest Kelly Clarkson, dominated its time period with the highest "SNL" average in local-market households in the past 52 weeks, since the January 8, 2011 edition hosted by Jim Carrey with musical guest The Black Keys (7.8/18).

Note that "Saturday Night Live" was delayed by the overrun of the Lions-Saints NFL Wild Card Playoff Game.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 4.3 rating, 18 share in adults 18-49, its highest 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since the "SNL" season finale on May 21, 2011 (with host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga, 4.5/18).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2017]  
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
[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in both categories.

[01/14/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Shark Tank" Scores a Season High in Viewers
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/14/17 - 08:32 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 96% of Last Week's Season Debut in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 13.

[01/13/17 - 04:01 PM]
Science Channel Series Premiere of "MythBusters: The Search" Breaks Into Cable's Top 20 Among Key Demos on Jan. 7
Science Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, January 7.

[01/13/17 - 11:00 AM]
Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" Scores Highest-Rated Season Ever
In the midst of the season, the network quickly commissioned 48 additional episodes that will begin airing in April 2017.

[01/13/17 - 09:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Tight Demo Race
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 despite a repeat "The Big Bang Theory."

[01/12/17 - 08:57 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with Comedies
"Modern Family" helps pave the way to an adults 18-49 victory.

[01/11/17 - 09:32 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Return Sparks NBC Victory
The Peacock leads the night, which saw the four major broadcast networks carry President Obama's Farewell Address.

[01/10/17 - 11:02 AM]
"Nashville" Premiere Hits All the Right Notes on CMT
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 5.

[01/10/17 - 09:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Holds Onto Top Spot for ABC
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49.