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[03/18/14 - 10:25 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: Quartet of Newsmagazines Tops Charts
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select final nielsen ratings
(national numbers for saturday, march 15, 2014)

Here are the highlights of 31 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast and cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

Dateline Saturday Mystery (8:00, 120 Minutes) - NBC
5.370 million viewers, #1; 0.990 million adults 18-49 (0.78 rating), #2

20/20 (10:00) - ABC
5.207 million viewers, #2; 1.258 million adults 18-49 (0.99 rating), #1

48 Hours (10:00) - CBS
3.458 million viewers, #3; 0.735 million adults 18-49 (0.58 rating), #4

Nightline Prime (9:00) - ABC
2.917 million viewers, #4; 0.831 million adults 18-49 (0.65 rating), #3

Sam & Cat (8:00) - Nickelodeon
2.737 million viewers, #5; 0.552 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #8

The Thundermans (9:00) - Nickelodeon
2.456 million viewers, #6; 0.520 million adults 18-49 (0.41 rating), #10

The Thundermans (8:30) - Nickelodeon
2.371 million viewers, #7; 0.510 million adults 18-49 (0.40 rating), #11

College Basketball (8:59) - ESPN
1.747 million viewers, #8; 0.657 million adults 18-49 (0.52 rating), #5

College Basketball (6:00) - ESPN
1.688 million viewers, #9; 0.581 million adults 18-49 (0.46 rating), #7

The Grim Sleeper (8:00) - Lifetime
1.401 million viewers, #10; 0.451 million adults 18-49 (0.36 rating), #13

When Calls the Heart (9:00)* - Hallmark
1.236 million viewers, #11; 0.198 million adults 18-49 (0.16 rating), #25

Summer Dreams (8:00) - CBS
1.222 million viewers, #12; 0.465 million adults 18-49 (0.37 rating), #12

Timber Kings (10:00) - Discovery
1.145 million viewers, #13; 0.368 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #17

Auction Hunters (9:00) - Spike TV
1.137 million viewers, #14; 0.592 million adults 18-49 (0.47 rating), #6

Fatal Vows (10:00) - ID
0.995 million viewers, #15; 0.365 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #19

Ghost Adventures (9:00) - Travel
0.971 million viewers, #16; 0.542 million adults 18-49 (0.43 rating), #9

Flipping Vegas (10:00) - A&E
0.962 million viewers, #17; 0.427 million adults 18-49 (0.34 rating), #14

Beyond the Headlines: The Real Grim Sleeper (10:00) - Lifetime
0.899 million viewers, #18; 0.377 million adults 18-49 (0.30 rating), #16

Deadly Sins (9:00) - ID
0.867 million viewers, #19; 0.350 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #21

Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry? (8:00) - ID
0.844 million viewers, #20; 0.424 million adults 18-49 (0.33 rating), #15

Thrift Hunters (9:30) - Spike TV
0.818 million viewers, #21; 0.368 million adults 18-49 (0.29 rating), #18

Too Cute! (8:00)* - Animal Planet
0.792 million viewers, #22; 0.240 million adults 18-49 (0.19 rating), #22

Black Sails (9:00) - Starz
0.762 million viewers, #23; 0.357 million adults 18-49 (0.28 rating), #20

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's (9:00)* - OWN
0.600 million viewers, #24; 0.219 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #23

Deion's Family Playbook (10:00)* - OWN
0.600 million viewers, #25; 0.219 million adults 18-49 (0.17 rating), #24

The Incredible Dr. Pol (9:00)* - Nat Geo WILD
0.563 million viewers, #26; 0.166 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #26

Outrageous Acts of Science (10:00)* - Science
0.549 million viewers, #27; 0.162 million adults 18-49 (0.13 rating), #27

The Universe: Ancient Mysteries Solved (10:00)* - H2
0.416 million viewers, #28; 0.142 million adults 18-49 (0.11 rating), #28

My Big Redneck Family (10:00)* - CMT
0.304 million viewers, #29; 0.086 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #29

Tattoo Titans (10:30)* - CMT
0.304 million viewers, #30; 0.086 million adults 18-49 (0.07 rating), #30

Ripper Street (9:00)* - BBCA
0.180 million viewers, #31; 0.070 million adults 18-49 (0.05 rating), #31

[EDITOR'S NOTE: * denotes individual program numbers were not available so the network's primetime average is listed]

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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