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[12/28/14 - 09:41 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "20/20" Paves the Way for ABC Demo Victory
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 (12/27/14):

ABC (2.946 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its presentation of "Norbit" (2.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and a special edition of "20/20" (3.534 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

CBS (4.076 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (3.600 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and the two-hour "48 Hours: The Dog Trainer, the Heiress and the Bodyguard" (4.314 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was NBC (2.169 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with encores of "WWE Tribute to the Troops" (1.550 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "The Mysteries of Laura" (2.253 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.705 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

And finally, repeats of "Bones" (1.946 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.014 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) closed out the evening on FOX (1.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

·An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Martin Freeman and musical guest Charli XCX, delivered a 2.6 rating, 6 share in household results in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.1/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

·The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast was the #1 Big 4 telecast of the night in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime programs on those networks in that key demo.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/28/13):

ABC (3.484 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) won the demo race on Saturday with its presentation of "Just Go With It" (3.768 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) followed by a repeat of "Trophy Wife" (2.065 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

CBS (3.971 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its repeat lineup of "Mike & Molly" (2.674 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Mom" (2.398 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9), "48 Hours" (3.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and another "48 Hours" (5.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Next up was NBC (2.342 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its annual "WWE Tribute to the Troops" (2.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) followed by repeats of "The Blacklist" (1.853 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "Saturday Night Live" (2.862 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

And finally, FOX (1.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening with second runs of "Almost Human" (2.021 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Bones" (1.846 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

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 3.2/8 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.5/7 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters, topping all primetime programming on those networks.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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