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[06/15/14 - 08:58 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos, CBS Leads Viewers
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 (6/14/14):

NBC (3.768 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with a new "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.394 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) and a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.516 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

CBS (3.794 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network thanks to its repeat lineup of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.703 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "48 Hours" (5.337 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1).

Next up was FOX (2.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its weekly presentation of "Baseball Night in America" (2.325 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4).

And finally, ABC (2.127 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Bet on Your Baby" (1.900 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9), "Sing Your Face Off" (2.026 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and the finale to "Sing Your Face Off" (2.455 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jonah Hill and musical guest Bastille, averaged a 2.4/6 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 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 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime programs on those networks in 18-49.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/13):

NBC (2.202 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and FOX (2.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared the demo crown on Saturday as the latter offered up its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.467 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) coverage.

The Peacock then served up its all-repeat lineup of "Chicago Fire" (2.598 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.187 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Saturday Night Live" (1.823 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was CBS (3.069 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its mix of "The Mentalist" (2.442 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "Blue Bloods" (2.943 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "48 Hours" (3.823 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

And finally, ABC (1.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the evening with the return of "Zero Hour" (1.939 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) followed by a second "Zero Hour" (1.677 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat of "Mistresses" (1.736 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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