TV Ratings Saturday: FOX Wins a Slow Saturday With Baseball

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June 24th, 2012


Scoreboard FOX NBC ABC CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.80 3.36 3.09 2.54

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for FOX (MLB) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Note: Sorry, we only have half hours ratings today. In the meantime, averaging these half hours into ratings for each show will often lead to errors.

FOX won the night with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, June 23, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX MLB Baseball 0.9 4 3.660
NBC Olympic Trials: Track and Field Finals Day 1 0.8 3 3.410
CBS Rules of Engagement -R 0.5 2 1.750
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 0.4 2 2.010
8:30 PM NBC Olympic Trials: Track and Field Finals Day 1 1.1 5 4.240
FOX MLB Baseball 0.9 4 3.590
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 0.5 2 2.050
CBS How to be a Gentleman 0.3 1 1.560
9:00PM NBC Olympic Trials: Track and Field 1.2 5 4.200
FOX MLB Baseball 0.9 4 4.190
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 0.5 2 2.320
CBS CSI -R 0.5 2 3.070
9:30 PM FOX MLB Baseball 1.1 4 4.190
NBC Law and Order SVU -R 0.6 2 2.400
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition -R 0.6 2 2.680
CBS CSI -R 0.6 2 3.910
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery 0.9 3 4.63
ABC Castle -R 0.6 2 2.90
NBC The Firm 0.5 2 2.08
10:30 PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery 1.1 3 6.16
ABC Castle -R 0.7 2 3.29
NBC The Firm 0.5 2 2.20

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

Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights


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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

  • teevee time

    Feel like I’m the last person watching “The Firm”…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    and yet sadly for us, over 2 million more people watched THE FIRM last night than will be interested in the Saturday ratings.

  • touchsucks

    I watched last night’s how to be a gentle man accidently?and I found this show is boring

  • Nick

    Is that like a high for The Firm?

  • cc

    Cable ratings in yet for Daytime Emmys? Just curious. It’d be nice to see them do better then these regular broadcast channels last night, but not counting on it.

    Twitter was all atwitter though about them, if that’s any indication.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @cc: though it’s possible HLN could order a special report and release numbers earlier we usually don’t see cable numbers for the weekend until Tuesday morning when Nielsen releases them.

  • tatiG

    where does somebody find the UFC 147 numbers?

  • peter

    Track & Field beat MLB?

    @cc: Saturday cable ratings are usually found in the Sunday Cable ratings posts via comments by Nick. If not, look for the blog “Son of The Bronx”. They give all Saturday cable ratings.

  • peter

    @tatiG: MMAJunkie.com usually gives all the ratings for UFC events.

  • Alex

    I was watching the fun UFC 147 card.

  • Matto

    Just wondering if you guys will be posting the Daytime Emmy ratings with your daily cable ratings ?!?!

  • Fancy Pants

    Last night was the series finale of the firm

  • SVU: The Revolution

    Fancy pants

    No there are still 3 episodes left.

  • Fancy Pants

    SVU The Revolution Im in Canada

  • david

    Here in Phoenix the CBS affiliate showed a movie instead of the two commedies and the CSI repeat but they did show 48 hours. They then showed the two hours of primetime shows at 11:30 pm late at night.

  • Anthony

    Off their rockers aired at 9:30 and the firm aired in its normal 10:00 slot.

  • reality check

    Headline is stupid, Track had more viewers.

  • MikeS

    0.9 for baseball. Still low with Yankees and Mets playing. Good viewers but low demo once again. If the Yankees/Mets can’t break 1.0 than what will in the reg season?

  • rick

    For 95% of Americans, baseball isn’t that interesting.

  • Reck

    I’m starting to get real amped for the Olympics, Time Trials did really well.

    Not bad for baseball compared to the previous weeks.

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