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[07/28/13 - 08:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, UFC Lead Demo Race
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for saturday, july 27, 2013)

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

FOX (2.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) lead the demo race on Saturday with its quarterly "UFC on FOX" (2.040 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) coverage.

CBS (2.993 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the most-watched network thanks to rebroadcasts of "48 Hours" (3.202 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "The Longest Yard" (2.889 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "Zero Hour" (1.908 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by the feature "Norbit" (2.197 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

And finally on NBC (1.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4), repeats of "American Ninja Warrior" (1.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (1.586 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) led into a new "Do No Harm" (1.561 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

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

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Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/28/12):

NBC (27.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.2, #1) again overshadowed the competition on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "2012 Summer Olympics" (27.41 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.2, #1).

FOX (2.23 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a very distant second place with repeats of "Cops" (2.57 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), another "Cops" (3.03 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Mobbed" (1.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (2.92 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with an original "NYC 22" (2.73 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) followed by repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.70 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "48 Hours Mystery" (3.33 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

And finally, repeats of a two-hour "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (1.78 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Castle" (2.12 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) on ABC (1.89 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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