or


[01/30/12 - 05:25 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "UFC on FOX" Tops the Night in Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, january 28, 2012)

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

FOX (4.37 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) snagged the top spot on Saturday with its coverage of "UFC on FOX 2" (4.37 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1). Said numbers were down a few ticks from "UFC on FOX 1" (4.62 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.4) on 11/12/11.

The silver then went to ABC (3.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) with encores of "Winter Wipeout" (4.04 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "Blades of Glory" (2.80 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Next up was CBS (4.82 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "Rules of Engagement" (2.60 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (3.01 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6) and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (5.14 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) followed by a new "48 Hours Mystery" (6.52 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Harry's Law" (4.09 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) led into coverage of "The U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (3.71 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) on NBC (3.84 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live" (3.6/9 in metered-market households) with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Michael Bublé, dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/29/11):

FOX (5.25 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its usual lineup of "Cops" (5.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "America's Most Wanted" (5.26 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

Second place then went to CBS (6.16 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with its mix of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (4.53 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Criminal Minds" (6.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) and "48 Hours Mystery" (7.63 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

Next up was ABC (3.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the feature "Dreamgirls" (3.34 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

And finally, a repeat of "Harry's Law" (4.24 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) led into primetime coverage of the "U.S. Figure Skating Championships" (3.90 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) on NBC (4.01 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

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

"Saturday Night Live" (5.1/12 in metered-market households) hosted by Jesse Eisenberg with musical guest Nicki Minaj and a special appearance by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, dominated its time period. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 1 percent in metered-market households (5.1 versus 5.0).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 3.2 rating, 14 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 non-sports telecast of the night, ahead of all primetime entertainment programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

In the 25 Local People Meter markets, "Saturday Night Live" tied the September 25 season premiere as the second-highest-rated edition of the season in 18-49, behind only the January 8 telecast, which benefited from a high-rated primetime NFL game on NBC that night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [january 2012]  
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
[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:24 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Finishes as Tuesday's Most-Watched TV Show, Outdrawing NBC's Tuesday Finale of "America's Got Talent"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 08:56 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Wins the Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-34, Men 18-34 and Men 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 08:53 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Marks Its Most-Watched Premiere Week in 7 Years
Disney-ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of September 1-5.

[09/16/14 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown
The return of "Dancing with the Stars" and the finale of "MasterChef" power their respective networks.

[09/16/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBC Finishes #1 for the Full 52-Week 2013-14 Primetime Television Season
NBC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[09/16/14 - 08:26 AM]
ABC Wins with the "Dancing" Premiere - TV's Most-Watched Series Telecast Since May
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.