or


[03/14/11 - 05:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Zach Galifianakis Delivers a 4.8 Rating for "SNL"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, march 12, 2011)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

Mainstays "Cops" (4.82 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.94 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) lifted FOX (4.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) to the top spot among adults 18-49 on Saturday.

CBS (4.89 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) was the most-watched network with repeats of "NCIS" (4.06 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.55 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by a new "48 Hours Mystery" (5.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was NBC (4.31 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with its all-encore lineup of "Harry's Law" (4.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (3.81 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

And finally, ABC (2.90 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) closed out the evening with its mix of "Wipeout" (3.09 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JCPenney" (2.53 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Secret Millionaire" (3.07 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

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

"Saturday Night Live" (4.8/12 in metered-market households), hosted by Zach Galifianakis with musical guest Jessie J, dominated its time period. "SNL" was the #1 telecast of the night in metered-market households ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 7 percent in metered-market households (4.8 vs. 4.5).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.9 rating, 13 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night, outscoring all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/13/10):

Full hours of "Cops" (6.57 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "America's Most Wanted" (6.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) had no trouble keeping FOX (6.42 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) in front on Saturday.

Second place then went to CBS (4.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with repeats of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.14 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Criminal Minds" (4.90 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (6.74 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was NBC (3.85 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "Parenthood" (2.89 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7), "Law & Order" (3.76 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

And finally, a two-hour encore of "Desperate Housewives" (2.16 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Academy Awards" (1.74 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) on ABC (2.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [march 2011]  
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
[05/27/15 - 08:58 AM]
"Talent" and "I Can Do That" Are #1-2 Shows of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in Every Key Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/27/15 - 08:34 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Returns on Top for NBC
The Peacock leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/27/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Earns Its 2nd-Best Adult 18-49 Rating
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, May 26.

[05/26/15 - 03:37 PM]
"Texas Rising" Ropes in 4.1 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 02:24 PM]
Western Conference Finals Game 4 on ESPN is Most-Watched Game of 2015 NBA Playoffs
ESPN further spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 01:18 PM]
ABC Family's "Young & Hungry" Hits a New Series High in Adults 18-34 and Season Highs in Other Key Demos
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/26/15 - 09:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Tops Demo Race for NBC
The season premiere leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/26/15 - 08:46 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Memorial Day in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Women 18-34
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 08:44 AM]
6.0 Overnight Rating for NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 is Up 46 Percent from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/26/15 - 08:18 AM]
Two-Hour Season Premiere of "American Ninja Warrior" Is the #1 Show of The Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, May 25.

[05/25/15 - 09:00 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR Tops Demos, Viewers for FOX
The Coca-Cola 600 tops the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/25/15 - 08:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Lead Demo Race for NBC
Coverage of Anaheim at Chicago leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/25/15 - 08:30 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 18-49 Demo
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, May 24.

[05/23/15 - 09:21 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race with "Shark Tank" Repeat
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/23/15 - 08:21 AM]
ABC Leads Its 7th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 with the Top 3 Shows
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 22.