TV Ratings Saturday: Repeat 'The Voice' Leads NBC Past FOX's 'America's Most Wanted' Special

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February 12th, 2012


Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.956 3.612 4.481 2.027

NBC edged out FOX with adults 18-49 on the strength of an encore two-hour The Voice which drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10p. Check out its 1.5 adults 18-49 rating in the 9pm hour, not shabby for a repeat...on a Saturday, on NBC.  At 10pm an encore of Smash drew a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

The America's Most Wanted 'Crimes of Passion' special drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

An original 48 Hours Mystery on CBS scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating at 10pm, and CBS led the night as a whole in terms of total viewers.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, February 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 NBC The Voice (R) 1.0/3 3.98
ABC Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (R) 1.0/3 3.17
FOX America's Most Wanted 0.9/3 3.36
CBS Rules of Engagement (R) 0.8/3 3.08
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 0.8/3 3.47
9:00 NBC The Voice (R) 1.5/4 4.92
FOX America's Most Wanted 1.1/3 3.86
CBS CSI (R) 0.7/2 4.43
ABC Cougar Town (R) 0.5/2 1.47
9:30 ABC Cougar Town (R) 0.4/1 1.23
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery 1.2/4 5.74
NBC Smash (R) 0.8/2 2.98
ABC Cougar Town (R) 0.5/2 1.56

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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