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.

  • Dan

    Last night was the series finale for HTBAG, so long to that show, thank you CBS for burning it off, although they could have easily done so last October-November when it was already scheduled for a saturday burn off.

  • Chris

    I know it matters not a bit, but at 9:30 NBC went with Off Their Rockers rather than half an SVU.

  • DryedMangoez

    Nice to see the Olympic trials doing well.

  • Jamey

    Olympic Trials are off to a great start, this is going to be another huge year in the ratings for the Olympics. NBC is so lucky to be airing this sporting event for the rest of this decade.

  • Dean_W

    Someone know about the future of ‘Rules of Engagement’ ? It can’t air on its usual slot on Thursday at 8:30PM and there’s two new Comedies on Monday at 8:30PM (‘Partners’ and ‘Friend Me’).
    For me, CBS will air the Seventh Season on Saturday at 8:00PM. Does it really possible ? (Saturday night is known to have low ratings !)

  • Dean_W

    It’s more than boring. Watching this Show is like Watching a conversation without any humor and two men who are trying to be funny.
    I have a best title for this Show: ‘How to be Canceled’.

  • MJDB

    @Dean W

    Proabably will be on Saturdays (if it’s on Saturdays) due to cheap syndication money they’ll be making.

  • tatiG

    @Jamey, yeah, NBC is losing money on the Olympics just so you know :)

  • Red Jane

    How many seasons of The Firm did NBC order? It has been going on forever

  • Grey

    Interesting that all three shows at 10PM gain audiences for the second half hour.

  • pete5125

    Nope Rules will be back for 13 episodes it is a mid-season pick-up, will probably be back in March or April 2013 after BBT or Mother, just a guess, Partners will get 18 run straight through then be replaced w/ Mother

  • pete5125

    meant rules will the replace it

  • lisa g.

    48 Hours Mystery is sooo good. Can’t wait for new episodes. I’ve seen all the current ones before.

  • iggy.

    Rules of Engagement will not run on Saturdays.

    I think pete’s idea is more likely than a Thursday comedy expansion at mid-season.

  • Dean_W

    OK but a Thursday Comedy Expansion at mid-season means a reduced number of Episodes for ‘Person of Interest’.

  • MikeS

    Only 0.9 with almost 4 million viewers and subway series Yankees/mets. Terrible

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  • Ian

    Baseball is unwatchable. Please cancel this “sport”.

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