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[11/24/13 - 08:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/23/13):

ABC (6.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Baylor at Oklahoma State " (6.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

CBS (4.436 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second place with its lineup of "Mike & Molly" (3.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), another "Mike & Molly" (3.420 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Criminal Minds" (4.191 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and a new "48 Hours" (5.666 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2).

Next up was NBC (2.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with encores of "The Voice" (2.278 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "The Blacklist" (2.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.718 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

And finally, FOX (2.032 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its telecast of "College Football: Arizona State at UCLA" (2.032 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

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

· "Saturday Night Live," with host Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Haim, averaged a 4.1/10 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.0/10 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, to rank as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks.


Here are the highlights of the six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/24/12):

ABC (13.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Notre Dame at USC" (13.93 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1).

NBC (3.52 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then claimed a distant second place with the feature "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (3.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with the return of "Made in Jersey" (2.52 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #6) followed by a repeat of "NCIS" (3.89 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) and a new "48 Hours" (4.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

And finally, FOX (1.94 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night with its telecast of "College Football: Stanford at UCLA" (1.94 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and musical guest Mumford & Sons, averaged a 3.6/9 in metered-market households. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, last night's "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 1.8 rating, 8 share in adults 18-49.

* "SNL" matched its second-highest rating for an encore in metered-market households since February 25 and second-highest 18-49 rating for a rebroadcast in the Local People Meters since March 31.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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