Saturday Ratings: Dirty Sexy Money’s Return Tops Kings, Fox Crime Crushes Both



Dirty Sexy Money, one of last Fall’s canceled shows that elicited an outpouring of angst on our site (dirtysexyj, where are you now?), returned to burn off its remaining new episodes on ABC. Among mostly repeats it was nearly the lowest rated show of the night, but it did better than the even more pitiful numbers for Kings. As usual this summer, Fox reality crime rolled up another win on a very lightly viewed broadcast Saturday.

You can see TV ratings from other recent Overnight ratings reports here.

Full details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX Cops (1 repeat, 1 new) (8-9p) 1.1 5 3.28
ABC Wipeout (repeat) 1.0 5 3.25
CBS The Unit (repeat) 0.5 2 2.61
NBC Kings 0.4 2 1.57
9:00 FOX America’s Most Wanted 1.5 6 4.11
NBC Law & Order: Criminal Intent (repeat) 0.7 3 2.64
ABC Castle (repeat) 0.6 2 2.66
CBS Numb3rs (repeat) 0.5 2 2.64
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery (repeat) 1.0 4 4.94
NBC Law & Order SVU (repeat) 1.0 4 4.32
ABC Dirty Sexy Money 0.6 2 2.15

Shows are sorted from highest 18-49 rating to lowest in each time slot.

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.


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