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[07/07/14 - 06:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Takes Top Spot with "Dateline"
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/5/14):

NBC (4.342 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its duo of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (5.192 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and a repeat of "The Blacklist" (2.644 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

CBS (2.477 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the number two draw with the return of "Bad Teacher" (1.519 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Bad Teacher" (1.399 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) followed by repeats of "Criminal Minds" (1.950 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "48 Hours" (4.022 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was FOX (1.944 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its week "Baseball Night in America" (1.944 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) coverage.

And finally, ABC (1.655 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night with its mix of "Bet on Your Baby" (1.704 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Mistresses" (1.031 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Nightline Prime" (2.232 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest One Direction, 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, to rank as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all other primetime programs on those nets in 18-49.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/6/13):

FOX (2.657 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) squeaked out a narrow demo victory on Saturday with its weekly "FOX Saturday Baseball" (2.657 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) coverage.

CBS (2.991 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.001 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Brooklyn DA" (2.453 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "48 Hours" (3.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with new episodes of "Zero Hour" (1.953 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "666 Park Avenue" (1.890 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) plus a special edition of "20/20 Saturday" (2.994 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.120 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and a new "Do No Harm" (1.598 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) on NBC (1.946 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) closed out the evening.

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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