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[06/10/12 - 08:33 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanley Cup Finals Give NBC Modest Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 9, 2012)

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

NBC (2.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) took home a modest victory on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (2.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

FOX (3.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (3.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Rules of Engagement" (2.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.63 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "CSI: NY" (3.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "48 Hours Mystery" (4.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

And finally, encores of "Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric" (2.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Secret Millionaire" (2.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) on ABC (2.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Maya Rudolph and musical guest Sleigh Bells (3.3/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. "SNL" matched its rating for the same night last year in metered-market households.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 6 percent in the Local People Meters (1.8 vs. 1.7).

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


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/11/11):

FOX (4.08 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with the penultimate weeks of "Cops" (3.64 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "America's Most Wanted" (4.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (4.48 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with a new "Chaos" (3.23 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by repeats of "NCIS" (4.60 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.61 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.64 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with encores of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2.61 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" (2.69 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

And finally, the original movie "Field of Vision" (2.69 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) led into a repeat of "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (3.57 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) on NBC (2.98 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

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

Currently not available.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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