or


[11/18/12 - 08:45 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Stanford Upset Puts ABC's College Football on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, november 17, 2012)

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

ABC (6.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Stanford at Oregon" (6.45 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

Second place then went to CBS (4.20 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with its mix of "Elementary" (3.38 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "48 Hours" (3.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) repeats followed by a new "48 Hours" (5.41 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.05 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and its telecast of "College Football: Oklahoma at West Virginia" (3.05 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

And finally, NBC (2.55 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its all-repeat lineup of "Revolution" (2.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Chicago Fire" (2.35 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.31 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

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

* "Saturday Night Live," with host Jeremy Renner and musical guest Maroon 5, averaged a 5.1/12 in metered-market households, the show's second-highest overnights of the season. The only higher rating so far this season was the 5.4 on October 20 with an edition hosted by Bruno Mars. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.7 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49.

* Versus the same night last year, "SNL" was up 11 percent in metered-market households (5.1 vs. 4.6).

* In national ratings so far this season, original telecasts of "Saturday Night Live" are up versus one year ago by 7 percent in 18-49 rating (with a 3.1 vs. a 2.9, "most current") and up 6 percent in total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.5 million).


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/19/11):

ABC (6.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) cruised to the top spot with its coverage of "Saturday Night College Football" (6.80 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1).

A silver medal then went to CBS (4.69 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (4.39 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), "2 Broke Girls" (4.14 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2), "The Mentalist" (4.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.38 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.86 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with a full hour of "Cops" (3.86 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T2) followed by a repeat of "Terra Nova" (1.85 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Harry's Law" (2.80 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10), "Prime Suspect" (3.38 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (4.18 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) on NBC (3.45 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) rounded out the night.

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

"Saturday Night Live," hosted by Jason Segel with musical guest Florence + The Machine, averaged a 4.6/11 in metered-market households. "SNL" is the #1 non-sports telecast on the night, topping all of Saturday's primetime entertainment programming on CBS, NBC and Fox in metered-market households.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.8 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49, tying the October 12 telecast (with host Charlie Day and musical guest Maroon 5) for the top "SNL" rating in the Local People Meters since the "SNL" season finale on May 21, 2011 (with host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga).

"SNL" is the #1 telecast of the night in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime programming on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. In the Local People Meters, "SNL" is up 4 percent versus its 2.7 on the same night last year.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [november 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
[09/22/14 - 09:52 AM]
"Madam Secretary" Draws 14.3 Million Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts CBS, NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Madam Secretary" opens to 14 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Demographic - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 07:40 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Weekend
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
Encore of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Equals NBC's Highest Saturday Average in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since June 28
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 20.

[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.