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[06/02/13 - 08:43 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Conference Finals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 1, 2013)

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

NBC (3.433 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was the top demo draw on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Finals: Boston at Pittsburgh - Game 1" (3.433 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

CBS (3.788 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the most-watched network despite its all-repeat linuep of "Elementary" (3.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "48 Hours" (3.678 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and another "48 Hours" (4.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was FOX (3.272 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.272 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) coverage.

And finally, the season finale of "Bet on Your Baby" (2.002 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus repeats of "Motive" (2.288 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Castle" (2.859 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) on ABC (2.383 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) rounded out the night.

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Seth MacFarlane and musical guest Frank Ocean, averaged a 2.9/7 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.4 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49.


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/2/12):

ABC (3.70 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) snagged the top spot on Saturday thanks to its mix of "Secret Millionaire" (3.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), another "Secret Millionaire" (3.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and yet another "Secret Millionaire" (3.70 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

Sharing top demo honors was NBC (2.54 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2" (2.54 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.93 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its broadcast of the "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (2.93 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

And finally, CBS (3.52 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) closed out the evening with its combination of "Rules of Engagement" (2.00 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.84 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9), "CSI: Miami" (3.32 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (5.32 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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