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[05/30/11 - 06:39 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: MLB Puts FOX in Front
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, may 28, 2011)

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

FOX (3.88 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) took home the demo crown on Saturday with its final week of "MLB Primetime" (3.88 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) coverage.

NBC (3.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then snagged the silver with its all-repeat lineup of "Minute to Win It" (2.13 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (3.46 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) and a second "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (4.76 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

Next up was ABC (2.12 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "Wipeout" (2.88 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and "The Bachelorette" (1.75 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

And finally, CBS (4.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with the return of "Chaos" (3.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), a second hour of "Chaos" (3.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and a repeat of "48 Hours Mystery" (4.56 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

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

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Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/29/10):

NBC (4.34 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) kicked off its "Stanley Cup Finals, Game 1" (4.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) coverage on top on Saturday.

FOX (4.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was bumped to second place with a full hour of "Cops" (3.81 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) repeats and a new "America's Most Wanted" (4.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "Flashpoint" (2.99 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), "48 Hours Mystery" (3.88 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and another "48 Hours Mystery" (4.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

And finally, encores of "Lost" (1.37 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), another "Lost" (1.78 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Aloha to Lost" (1.77 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) on ABC (1.64 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the evening.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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