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[06/22/14 - 01:53 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Repeats on CBS Hold Off Original Competition
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/21/14):

CBS (4.152 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday despite an all-repeat linupe of "Blue Bloods" (2.970 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9), "48 Hours" (4.228 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) and a second "48 Hours" (5.259 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

NBC (2.688 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Crisis" (2.735 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4), the finale to "Crisis" (3.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.290 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.134 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its weekly presentation of "Baseball Night in America" (2.134 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, ABC (1.702 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the evening with originals from "Bet on Your Baby" (1.787 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "The Assets" (1.202 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Nightline Prime" (2.118 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Seth Rogen and musical guest Ed Sheeran, averaged a 2.4/6 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 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 those networks in 18-49.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/22/13):

Coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) put NBC (5.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) in the top spot on Saturday.

CBS (3.414 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then claimed a distant second place with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.780 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), the relocated "Brooklyn DA" (3.200 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "48 Hours" (4.261 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.965 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.965 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) presentation.

And finally, ABC (2.209 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with a new "Zero Hour" (2.043 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8), the return of "666 Park Avenue" (1.960 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.625 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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