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[06/01/14 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
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 (5/31/14):

NBC (2.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and ABC (2.496 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) split the demo crown on Saturday as the latter served up the return of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.222 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) followed by the premiere of "Sing Your Face Off" (2.426 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and a new "Sing Your Face Off" (2.842 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

The Peacock then offered up its mix of "Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer" (1.987 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.692 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and a repeat of "The Night Shift" (2.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.538 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its lineup of "Mike & Molly" (2.475 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11), another "Mike & Molly" (2.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Mentalist" (3.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "48 Hours" (4.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

And finally, "Baseball Night in America" (1.729 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) on FOX (1.729 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night.

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Charlize Theron and musical guest The Black Keys, averaged a 2.6/7 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.2/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in that key measure.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/13):

NBC (3.433 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Finals: Boston at Pittsburgh - Game 1" (3.433 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

CBS (3.788 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat linuep of "Elementary" (3.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "48 Hours" (3.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and another "48 Hours" (4.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.272 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) coverage.

And finally, the season finale of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.002 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus repeats of "Motive" (2.288 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Castle" (2.859 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) on ABC (2.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the night.

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean, averaged a 2.9/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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