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Nielsen Ratings Saturday, July 5: If TV is Broadcast In a Forest...

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July 6th, 2008

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC
Total Viewers (million) 4.94 3.95 3.37 2.23
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/6 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.6/2

...and nobody watches, it would be a lot like Saturday night. Fox won both the viewership [4.94 million] and adults 18-49 demo [1.6 rating / 6 share] on a night when broadcast prime-time largely went unwatched.

Full details:

Last night's schedule:


Time Net Show
8:00 FOX COPS: 2 repeats
  CBS The Unit (repeat)
  ABC WW of Disney: Confessions Teenage Drama Queen
  NBC Olympic Trials: Swimming
     
9:00 FOX America's Most Wanted
  NBC Law & Order (repeat)
  CBS 48 Hours Mystery
     
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery (repeat)
  NBC Law & Order: CI (repeat)
  ABC Eli Stone (repeat)

Half hourly results:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (R)
Viewers: 2.32 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Unit (R)
Viewers: 2.22 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
Viewers: 3.64 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#2)

Fox: COPS (R)
Viewers: 4.03 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (R)
Viewers: 2.17 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

CBS – The Unit (R)
Viewers: 2.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#4)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
Viewers: 4.11 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#2)

Fox: COPS (R)
Viewers: 4.38 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (R)
Viewers: 2.49 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 2.83 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

NBC – Law & Order (R)
Viewers: 3.10 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

Fox: America’s Most Wanted
Viewers: 4.88 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#1)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Wonderful World of Disney: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (R)
Viewers: 2.37 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 3.51 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – Law & Order (R)
Viewers: 3.54 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#3t)

Fox: America’s Most Wanted
Viewers: 4.69 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Eli Stone (R)
Viewers: 1.93 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 4.37 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)
Viewers: 4.23 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Eli Stone (R)
Viewers: 2.13 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours Mystery (R)
Viewers: 4.83 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)
Viewers: 5.10 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1) 

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

Definitions:

Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast.

For more information see Numbers 101.

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