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TV Ratings Saturday: 'Cops,' 'America's Most Wanted' Lead Fox Win

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January 23rd, 2011

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC
Adults 18-49 Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.944 5.274 3.100 4.316


Once again, veteran reality duo of COPS and America's Most Wanted easily topped the competition's repeat line ups on Saturday night as Fox topped the night for adults 18-49.

48 Hours Mystery drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating from 10-11pm.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, January 22, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX COPS 1.6 6 4.601
ABC Wipeout - R 1.1 4 3.837
CBS CSI:  MIAMI - R 0.7 2 4.320
NBC HARRY'S LAW - R 0.5 2 3.799
8:30 FOX COPS - R 1.7 6 4.856
ABC Wipeout - R 1.3 4 4.247
CBS CSI:  MIAMI - R 0.8 3 4.887
NBC HARRY'S LAW - R 0.6 2 4.302
9:00 FOX AMERICA'S Most Wanted: 1.7 6 5.111
CBS THE Mentalist - R 0.9 3 4.972
ABC BLADES OF GLORY - R 0.8 3 2.629
NBC LAW & ORDER:  LOS ANGELES - R 0.6 2 3.748
9:30 FOX AMERICA'S Most Wanted 1.7 5 5.208
CBS THE Mentalist - R 1.0 3 5.232
ABC BLADES OF GLORY - R 0.9 3 2.520
NBC LAW & ORDER:  LOS ANGELES -R 0.6 2 3.849
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 1.1 4 5.785
NBC LAW & ORDER:  SPECIAL VIC - R 0.9 3 4.758
ABC BLADES OF GLORY - R 0.9 3 2.547
10:30 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 1.3 4 6.447
NBC LAW & ORDER:  SPECIAL VIC - R 1.2 4 5.439
ABC BLADES OF GLORY - R 1.0 3 2.820

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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 baseball 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. 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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