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Saturday, October 4: America's Most Wanted, Petruzelli Beat Kimbo Slice

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October 5th, 2008

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS NBC
Total Viewers (million) 5.70 5.35 4.38 4.31
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.7/6 1.9/6 1.5/5 1.1/4

Kimbo Slice got back in the ring last night for CBS's EliteXC Saturday Night Fights and got pounded in the ring, losing to Seth Petruzelli in 15 14 seconds, and to Fox's America's Most Wanted in the ratings by 1.62 million viewers and 0.2 adults 18-49 demo ratings points. That's exactly the same overnight viewership for Kimbo Slice from his bout on May 31, and just a tick down from the demo, but America's Most Wanted was even stronger than it was on May 31.

ABC's College Football helped ABC average the most viewers (5.70 million) for Saturday night (but note below, these fast overnight ratings are inaccurate for live events), but it was the always consistent combo of COPS and America's Most Wanted that won the 18-49 demo for Fox with a 1.9 rating.

NBC received what it likely expected from the Knight Rider and Law & Order: SVU repeats. Nothing.

Full details:

Time Net Show Viewers Live+SD (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 ABC College Football (8-11p) 5.70 1.7/6
FOX COPS (1 new, 1 repeat) 4.92 1.8/6
CBS 48 Hours Mystery (repeat) 4.53 1.0/4
NBC Knight Rider x2 (8-10p) (repeat) 3.82 1.0/4
9:00 FOX America's Most Wanted 5.92 2.0/7
CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights (9-11p) 4.30 1.8/6
10:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU (repeat) 5.28 1.3/4

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Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot. Timeslot demo winners are in bold.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2008 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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