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[07/13/14 - 12:21 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Keeps NBC in Front Once Again
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 (7/12/14):

NBC (4.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) kept the top spot on Saturday with its duo of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (5.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "The Blacklist" (2.926 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

CBS (2.351 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Bad Teacher" (1.543 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Bad Teacher" (1.479 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and repeats of "Under the Dome" (1.649 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "48 Hours" (3.895 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was FOX (1.913 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its weekly coverage of "Baseball Night in America" (1.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, ABC (1.814 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) closed out the evening with "Bet on Your Baby" (1.891 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), a "Mistresses" (1.185 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) encore and "Nightline Prime" (2.367 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Lena Dunham and musical guest The National, averaged a 2.5/7 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.0/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to rank as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· These are "SNL's" top ratings in six weeks in metered-market households and the Local People Meters, since a May 31 encore hosted by Charlize Theron with musical guest The Black Keys averaged a 2.6/5 in metered-market households and a 1.2/5 in 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 (7/13/13):

CBS (3.690 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its mix of "Elementary" (2.799 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "48 Hours" (3.732 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (4.541 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

FOX (3.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) however shared the adults 18-49 crown with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.221 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) coverage.

Next up was ABC (2.136 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.861 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), the departing "666 Park Avenue" (1.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a special "20/20 Saturday" (2.976 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

And finally, the broadcast premiere of "An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky" (2.034 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and a rebroadcast of "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.600 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) on NBC (1.889 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Zach Galifianakis and musical guest Of Monsters and Men, averaged a 2.6/6 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, matching "SNL's" top rating in the Local People Meters since June 8. The "SNL" encore posted the top rating of the night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the Local People Meters, out-rating all primetime programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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