or


[03/30/14 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Dateline" Win the Battle of the Newsmagazines
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/29/14):

NBC (4.075 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with a new "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.800 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and a rebroadcast of "Saturday Night Live" (2.625 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

CBS (3.062 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (2.651 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Mom" (2.495 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) followed by "48 Hours" (2.599 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a second "48 Hours" (4.016 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.155 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with second runs of "Mixology" (1.332 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10), another "Mixology" (1.111 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) plus new episodes of "20/20 Saturday" (2.311 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) and "Nightline Prime" (2.933 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Almost Human" (1.534 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "The Following" (1.006 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on FOX (1.270 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night.

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

· "Saturday Night Live," with host Louis C.K. and musical guest Sam Smith, averaged a 4.0/10 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.1/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters ahead of all primetime programs on the Big 4 networks in both categories.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/30/13):

CBS (8.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wichita state vs. Ohio State" (10.862 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) followed by a join-in-progress repeat of "Elementary" (9.468 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) and a new "48 Hours" (4.776 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

ABC (5.899 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then snagged the silver with its annual rebroadcast of "The Ten Commandments" (5.899 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

Next up was NBC (3.639 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a two-hour "Dateline NBC" (3.894 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and a primetime repeat of "Saturday Night Live" (3.129 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

And finally, FOX (1.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with its mix of a new "Cops" (2.606 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and repeats of "Cops" (2.608 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "The Following" (1.284 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9).

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

* An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Justin Bieber, averaged a 2.9/7 in metered-market households, and a 1.4/6 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [march 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/22/14 - 08:43 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Puts CBS, NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Madam Secretary" opens to 14 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49.

[09/22/14 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Is Currently #1 for the Night in Every Key Demographic - Adults, Men and Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/22/14 - 07:40 AM]
"The NFL on CBS" Scores Highest-Rated NFL Game of Weekend
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 21.

[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
Encore of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Equals NBC's Highest Saturday Average in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since June 28
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 20.

[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.