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[11/14/10 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Mainstays Hold Onto 18-49 Crown
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, november 13, 2010)

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

Mainstays "Cops" (4.35 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.19 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) proved to be enough to keep FOX (4.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) in front on Saturday.

ABC (4.11 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with its "Saturday Night College Football" (4.11 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) coverage.

Next up was CBS (5.25 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Mentalist" (4.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6) followed by a new "48 Hours Mystery" (5.87 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2).

And finally, the series finale of "Outlaw" (3.39 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) led into repeats of "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (3.21 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.02 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) on NBC (3.87 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

And in late-night, a new "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 4.7 household rating, 12 share in the metered markets.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/14/09):

FOX (4.97 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) continues its adults 18-49 reign on Saturday with its usual mix of "Cops" (5.09 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.84 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

The silver then went to ABC (5.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with its "Saturday Night College Football" (5.41 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) coverage.

Next up was CBS (5.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (6.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "CSI: NY" (5.53 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (5.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "Mercy" (2.39 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9), "Law & Order" (4.16 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.36 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) on NBC (3.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) rounded out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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