TV Ratings Saturday: 'NYC 22' Beats 'The Firm' Finale as CBS and FOX Win Night of Burn-offs and Repeats

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July 15th, 2012


Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.6/2 0.6/3 0.3/1 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.26 2.09 1.87 1.69

FOX and CBS tied for number one among adults 18-49  while CBS was on top in total viewers.

Updated with program data:

On CBS, the 8PM episode of NYC 22 scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. At 9PM a second episode of NYC 22 earned a 0.6 among adults 18-49, up from last week's 0.5.

On NBC, the series finale of The Firm garnered a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 0.4.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, July 14 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops - R 0.8/3 2.65
CBS NYC 22 0.4/2 3.51
ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition - R 0.4/2 1.90
NBC An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars (8-10PM) 0.4/2 1.68
8:30 FOX Cops - R 0.7/3 2.63
9:00 CBS NYC 22 0.6/2 4.56
FOX Mobbed - R 0.5/2 1.55
ABC Ball Boys - R 0.3/1 1.18
9:30 ABC Ball Boys - R 0.3/1 1.20
10:00 CBS 48 Hours Mystery - R 0.9/3 4.73
ABC Castle - R 0.4/1 2.52
NBC The Firm (Series Finale) 0.3/1 1.72

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


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  • A P garcia

    Never seen NYC22 and only 5 min of The Firm.

  • John A

    LMAO at the firm. Why did NBC even bother airing it when SVU could get a 1.0 in that slot. At least its finally over.

  • Polar Bear

    is that a series low for the firm?

  • DenverDean

    Wait, Cops was on last night? What happened to baseball? I though Cops was on hiatus until January. Wins the time slot and most people didn’t even know it was back on.

  • Jim

    Is the firm over in Canada too?

  • JC

    As I recall from watching an episode or two, The Firm wasnt even that bad. Problem is that NBC cant do anything right these days so I have to wonder if people just dont even bother with NBC dramas anymore.

  • david

    the cops that was on last night was a repeat from last November. No big deal. Fox had the baseball game on during the day. The American Girl movie was ok last night. I wonder when the next Wallmart movie will be on.

  • K

    Are those ratings correct for COPS? I know in my area the Tigers and Orioles baseball game ended at almost 9 PM EST

  • cc

    CBS wins the night with an 0.6. Just wow. A lotta must see tv….not.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @K: the ratings are “correct” in terms of there not being any typos on our part. But they are preliminary and if baseball aired in primetime on Fox (I know the game went 13 innings) in Baltimore/Detroit, any baseball viewing will be stripped out of Cops’ performance in the final numbers.

  • MG

    Where are the Friday night cable ratings

  • Cath

    “NYC22″ wasn’t a bad show. It is just that it is an all too familiar show. I have no idea about the financial side of this but I wish CBS had just kept “Flashpoint” instead. It’s ratings probably wouldn’t have been lower and a lot of viewers were already familiar with it. What I hate most is that I don’t receive the “network” it is/was on. It would have been nice to see the end of its run.

    So basically there was nothing to watch on Saturday, whereas Sunday has about 5 overlapping shows that I want to watch. One on PBS and 3 others on cable and the only network show is Big Brother. Thank goodness cable runs shows multiple times.

  • William Haney

    Watched the American Girl movie with my daughter (11) and my wife. If there is another movie like that, they may want to cosider putting it against next February’s Super Bowl as an alternate viewing. Actually a nice family movie. I hoped it would have cracked 2.0 overall.

  • 728huey

    I believe that American Girl movie was another Walmart/P&G sponsored production. I didn’t see any promos for this movie at all last week.

  • Nick

    Mobbed was new.

  • K

    @Robert Seidman

    Thank you for the explanation.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Nick: nope. Though Fox did announce about a week ago it would be new, it changed its mind again a few days ago and went back to a repeat.

  • Ultima

    Mobbed was new.

    Was it? According to Futon Critic, FOX pulled the two new episodes of Mobbed for one repeat and Cops repeats (not just this week, but the next two as well). They could have changed it again, of course, which is why I ask.

    @John A
    Why did NBC even bother airing it when SVU…

    You ask questions like this a lot. Networks have contracts with production studios which can both require and limit airings of episodes (at the risk of financial penalties). This isn’t a hard concept to grasp, why are you having such a problem with it?

  • Ultima

    Awesome, I asked a question about something answered twenty minutes ago. This is what happens when I get distracted and am too lazy to hit refresh…

  • Roger

    Global (Canada) aired the finale of The Firm 3 weeks ago (June 30th).

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