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[06/09/13 - 08:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Top Demos for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, june 8, 2013)

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

NBC (3.320 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) led the demo race on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Conference Finals: Los Angeles at Chicago - Game 5" (3.320 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

CBS (4.761 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the top overall draw with its all-repeat lineup of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.381 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "48 Hours" (4.618 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and "48 Hours" (6.284 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1).

Next up was FOX (3.211 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (3.211 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) coverage.

And finally, a repeat of "Last Man Standing" (1.871 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and coverage of the "IZOD IndyCar Series: Firestone 550 at Texas" (1.397 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) closed out the night on ABC (1.476 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

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Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/9/12):

NBC (2.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) took home a modest victory on Saturday with its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (2.80 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

FOX (3.07 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its "Saturday Baseball Game of the Week" (3.07 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.38 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its mix of "Rules of Engagement" (2.03 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4), "How to Be a Gentleman" (1.63 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "CSI: NY" (3.39 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "48 Hours Mystery" (4.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

And finally, encores of "Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric" (2.74 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "Secret Millionaire" (2.40 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) on ABC (2.63 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Maya Rudolph and musical guest Sleigh Bells (3.3/8 in metered-market households), dominated its time period. "SNL" matched its rating for the same night last year in metered-market households.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49, making it the night's #1 program in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime telecasts on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Versus the same night last year, "SNL" is up 6 percent in the Local People Meters (1.8 vs. 1.7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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