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[11/02/14 - 10:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split Demo Honors with College Football
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 six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/1/14):

ABC (3.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday with its weekly presentation of "Saturday Night Football" (3.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

CBS (3.603 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) then shared the demo honors with its coverage of "College Football: Notre Dame vs. Navy" (3.603 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Next up was NBC (2.538 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its mix of "2014 Breeders' Cup" (2.486 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.054 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Saturday Night Live" (3.076 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

And finally, "College Football on FOX" (1.564 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) on FOX (1.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host Chris Rock and musical guest Prince (4.9 rating, 12 share in household results in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research; 2.4/10 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters), scored the show's highest rating in metered-market households since Feb. 1 (with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons, 5.4/13).

·In 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, this is the highest-rated "SNL" since March 1 (with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck, 2.4/11) and equals the top "SNL" 18-49 rating in the LPMs since Feb. 1 (with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Imagine Dragons, 2.9/12).

·"Saturday Night Live" ranked as the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in both metered-market households and adult 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, outscoring all primetime programs on those networks in both measures.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/2/13):

ABC (8.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its coverage of "College Football: Miami at Florida State" (8.119 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

A distant silver then went to CBS (4.761 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with repeats of "Mike & Molly" (3.449 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), another "Mike & Molly" (3.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "Criminal Minds" (4.401 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) and a new "48 Hours" (6.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.428 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with its telecast of "College Football: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech" (2.428 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

And finally, NBC (2.148 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the evening with the primetime portion of the "2013 Breeders' Cup" (2.178 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) followed by repeats of "The Blacklist" (1.912 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.354 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host Kerry Washington and musical guest Eminem averaged a 4.9/12 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.6/12 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. "SNL" was the #1 non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime entertainment programming on those networks last night.

·"Saturday Night Live" delivered its highest rating in metered-market households since March 9 (5.9/15 with host and musical guest Justin Timberlake). In the Local People Meters, the 2.6 in adults 18-49 is "SNL's" highest rating since Oct. 5 (2.7/14 with host and musical guest Miley Cyrus).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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