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[02/03/13 - 08:34 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX's "Cops" Originals Top Demo Race
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, february 2, 2013)

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

FOX (2.971 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) lead the demo race on Saturday with a new "Cops" (3.575 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2), a second new "Cops" (3.885 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and a repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.213 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

CBS (4.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the most-watched network with a special "48 Hours" (4.947 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) plus "The 2nd Annual NFL Honors" (3.979 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was NBC (2.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.273 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Chicago Fire" (2.523 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (3.525 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, encores of "Last Man Standing" (2.695 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "War of the Worlds" (2.651 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) on ABC (2.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) rounded out the night.

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/4/12):

CBS (4.78 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday with its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (3.34 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), "Rob" (2.92 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7), "Criminal Minds" (5.04 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and a new "48 Hours Mystery" (6.18 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1).

ABC (3.24 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and FOX (3.27 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) likewise shared the demo crown the with former's presentation of "Transformers" (3.24 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the latter's mix of "Cops" (4.07 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "The Finder" (2.47 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, a repeat of "Harry's Law" (4.33 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) led into the debut of the "NFL Honors" (3.54 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5) on NBC (3.80 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

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

"Saturday Night Live" (4.7/11 in metered-market households) with host Channing Tatum and musical guest Bon Iver, dominated its time period with the highest rating of the night in metered-market households, ahead of all Saturday primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 2.8 rating, 12 share in adults 18-49 to rank #1 among the night's telecasts ahead of all Saturday primetime programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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