TV Ratings Saturday: ‘The Firm’, ’48 Hours Mystery’ Slide, ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Special Underperforms
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.6/2||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||3.094||2.808||4.360||1.976|
ABC and FOX tied the night for ratings in the 18-49 demo, but CBS led the night in total viewers.
FOX aired a special America’s Most Wanted which earned a 0.8 18-49 rating which was down two-tenths from the last AMW special which earned a 1.0 back in February.
ABC’s Sunset Boulevard 20/20 special earned a 0.9 18-49 rating.
CBS’s 48 Hours Mystery tied 20/20 with a 0.9 in adults 18-49, but was down overall three-tenths from a 1.2 last week.
On NBC, Escape Routes was flat with last week’s 0.3 adults 18-49 rating. The Firm slid a tenth to a 0.3 from the 0.4 its last episode earned.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, April 21, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||FOX||America’s Most Wanted: World’s Most Wanted Special (8-10)||0.8||3||3.094|
|ABC||Shark Tank -R||0.8||3||3.066|
|CBS||Hawaii Five-0 -R||0.6||2||4.143|
|10:00 PM||CBS||48 Hours Mystery||0.9||3||5.342|
|NBC||Law and Order SVU – R||0.7||2||3.051|
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