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
[09/01/14 - 10:01 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Demos with "Big Brother"
The show's latest installment is the night's number one program among adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Returns on Top for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/01/14 - 09:53 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 26
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.

[08/30/14 - 09:09 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split the Demo Crown
CBS then remains the most-watched network last night.

[08/30/14 - 08:52 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 for the Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, August 29.

[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/28/14 - 08:36 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Time Slot Among the Big 4 in Every Key Measure and Is the #1 Show of the Night in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:29 AM]
ABC's "Motive" Finale Is Up 13% to Tie a 10-Week High and Grows Over Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 27.

[08/28/14 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Puts CBS on Top in Demos
Plus: "America's Got Talent" helps NBC lead the night among total viewers.

[08/27/14 - 02:34 PM]
Finale of "Pretty Little Liars" Is the Summer's #2 Most-Tweeted Drama/Comedy Telecast, Behind Only Its Summer Premiere
ABC Family spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Win for NBC
The show's latest installment leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
Night 2 "Bachelor in Paradise" 2-Night Event Holds Steady from Night 1 In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/26/14 - 02:07 PM]
"Fast N' Loud" Roars to #1 Spot in Cable & #2 Spot in All of TV Monday Night
Discovery spins the numbers for Monday, August 25.