or


[08/26/12 - 08:35 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NASCAR, NFL Preseason Lift ABC, CBS
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, august 25, 2012)

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

CBS (5.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) took home top demo honors with its coverage of "NFL Preseason: Texans/Saints" (5.84 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

ABC (6.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its broadcast of the "NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Bristol" (6.10 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.67 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its mix of "America's Got Talent" (2.23 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8), "Wrestlemania 28 - Rock vs. Cena" (2.73 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.08 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

And finally, FOX (2.53 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up its departing lineup of "Cops" (2.75 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), another "Cops" (3.12 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "Mobbed" (2.13 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Alec Baldwin and musical guest Radiohead (3.0/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.4 rating, 7 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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/27/11):

CBS (8.22 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) rode its coverage of the "NFL Preseason: Patriots/Lions" (8.22 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) to victory on Saturday.

The silver then went to ABC (6.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and its full night of "NASCAR Overrun" (6.78 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

Next up was NBC (5.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with rebroadcats of "A Walk In My Shoes" (4.91 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (5.86 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

And finally, repeats of "Cops" (3.92 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4), "American Dad" (3.17 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "The Cleveland Show" (2.94 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) on FOX (3.49 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) rounded out the night.

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

Not available at press time.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [august 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
[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/16/17 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Reclaims Top Spot Among Adults 18-49
"Empire" is the night's top demo draw while "Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers" is the most-watched program.

[11/15/17 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "This Is Us" Take Home Demo Crown
The Peacock's top drama is also up from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[11/14/17 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Good Doctor" Lifts ABC to Top Spot
The Alphabet edges past NBC in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/13/17 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Charts
The Peacock cruises to the top spot among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/12/17 - 08:39 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
The Alphabet takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/11/17 - 08:33 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Top Viewers, Demos for CBS
"Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program while "Hawaii Five-0" is tops among adults 18-49.

[11/10/17 - 08:14 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock begins its portion of the NFL franchise on top among adults 18-49.

[11/09/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Nature Boy" 30 for 30 on Ric Flair Averaged 1.8 Million Viewers; Highest Rated Cable Program for 18-49 Demo
ESPN spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 7.

[11/09/17 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Awards" Top Charts for ABC
The Alphabet's annual telecast is up more than 10% from last year among adults 18-49.

[11/08/17 - 08:14 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Total Viewers
Without the World Series as competition, nearly every series posts double-digit gains.

[11/07/17 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Demo Race, ABC Leads Total Viewers
The Peacock takes home the adults 18-49 crown once again.

[11/06/17 - 03:16 PM]
Discovery Channel Ratings Soar in October with Year-Over-Year Growth in Key Demos
Discovery further spins the numbers for the month of October.

[11/06/17 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Return to Top Spots
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/05/17 - 10:19 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops ABC, FOX in College Showdown
The Eye's annual LSU/Alabama telecast wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.