TV Ratings: FOX Wins Another Saturday, NBC’s ‘Persons Unknown‘ Falls Again
As is typical when there are no sporting or other special events, FOX’s battle-scarred lineup of Cops and America’s Most Wanted won Saturday night.
As is also typical, NBC’s Persons Unknown went mostly unwatched. It keeps dropping though and now it is below 2 million viewers.
Below are half hourly numbers via Marc Berman. Please note, yes, I’m aware that the half hourly numbers for FOX don’t seem to jibe with the networks’ average. Also note, at least when I looked at it he showed Wipeout at 8pm and the movie Flightplan from 8p-10pm. But that wasn’t the actual schedule so I substituted what actually aired and assumed the half hour data was correct and only the labels were wrong. It’s Sunday, Marc is at the TCA, and hardly anyone watched Persons Unknown either way.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, July 31, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|ABC||Movie: Flightplan (R)||0.6/3||2.53|
|CBS||Cold Case (R)||0.4/2||2.90|
|ABC||Movie: Flightplan (R)||0.6/3||2.54|
|CBS||Cold Case (R)||0.6/2||3.39|
|9:00||FOX||America’s Most Wanted||1.5/6||4.56|
|ABC||Movie: Flightplan (R)||0.7/3||2.83|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.5/2||2.24|
|9:30||FOX||America’s Most Wanted||1.5/6||4.79|
|ABC||Movie: Flightplan (R)||0.8/3||3.11|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.5/2||2.71|
|10:00||CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||0.9/4||5.04|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.7/2||3.27|
|ABC||Rookie Blue (R)||0.6/2||2.66|
|10:30||CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||1.2/4||5.89|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.9/3||3.78|
|ABC||Rookie Blue (R)||0.6/2||2.66|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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