or


[07/08/12 - 08:46 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" Finale Trumps "NYC 22" Return
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, july 7, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

FOX (3.90 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat last night with the season finale of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (3.90 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1).

CBS (3.67 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with the return of "NYC 22" (3.15 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) followed by a second "NYC 22" (3.34 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and a repeat of "48 Hours Mystery" (4.53 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.64 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with encores of "America's Got Talent" (2.48 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.12 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) plus the penultimate "The Firm" (2.27 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, ABC (1.97 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with repeats of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (1.73 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "Ball Boys" (1.32 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Castle" (2.88 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Sofia Vergara and musical guest One Direction (2.9/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.3 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 non-sports program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS and NBC.

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


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/9/11):

FOX (2.51 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) claimed top demo honors on Saturday with repeats of "Cops" (3.17 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Family Guy" (2.02 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Cleveland Show" (1.66 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

CBS (4.24 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then took home the silver with a new "Chaos" (2.85 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) alongside repeats of "48 Hours Mystery" (3.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and another "48 Hours Mystery" (5.94 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

Next up was NBC (3.24 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with rebroadcasts of "Minute to Win It" (2.06 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (3.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.27 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" (2.35 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Expedition Impossible" (1.88 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Rookie Blue" (1.90 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on ABC (2.04 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the evening.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live" (3.3/8 in metered-market households), hosted by Tina Fey with musical guest Ellie Goulding, dominated its time period.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.7 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, making it the #1 telecast of the night ahead of all primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 6 percent in the Local People Meters (1.7 vs. 1.6).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [july 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
[07/22/16 - 09:05 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Top Viewers, Demos
The Eye wins the night thanks to its summer mainstay.

[07/21/16 - 09:03 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls in Front with "America's Got Talent"
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[07/20/16 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Dominates the Competition
NBC easily wins the evening with both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/19/16 - 01:36 PM]
Record-Setting "Kids' Choice Sports 2016" and "Henry Danger" Clinch Nickelodeon's 50th Straight Week at Number One
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/16 - 11:00 AM]
Hallmark Channel New Original Movie "A Perfect Christmas" Is the #1 HH Rated Cable Entertainment Program of the Day
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 11-17.

[07/19/16 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Demo Crown
Plus: NBC leads the night's Republican Convention coverage.

[07/18/16 - 03:12 PM]
"Power" Season Three Premiere Shatters Starz Original Series Viewership Records
Starz spins the numbers for Sunday, July 17.

[07/18/16 - 12:36 PM]
Digital Platforms Drive HBO's Spring Shows to Series Highs
HBO spins the numbers for the spring to date.

[07/18/16 - 08:33 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" Pulls Back in Front
The Alphabet wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/17/16 - 01:27 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Modest Evening in Viewers, Demos
The Alphabet wins the night with under three million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49.

[07/17/16 - 01:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "Got Talent" Encore
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[07/15/16 - 09:09 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts as "Big Brother" Rises
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/14/16 - 08:46 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Claim Top Spots
The Peacock's summer franchise holds off "The ESPY Awards" on ABC and "Big Brother" on CBS.

[07/13/16 - 12:40 PM]
"VH1's Hip Hop Honors" Scores More Than Three Million Viewers
VH1 spins the numbers for Monday, July 11.

[07/13/16 - 09:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, MLB All-Star Game Edge Out Demo Competition
"America's Got Talent"-powered NBC falls just short of the annual telecast among adults 18-49.