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TV Ratings Saturday: CBS Leads All-Repeat Night

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August 19th, 2012

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 5.34 3.98 3.20 2.56


CBS was number one among adults 18-49  and in total viewers.

No original programming aired last night, but pre-season football aired in several markets, so many of these numbers may be inflated as a result.

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.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, August 18, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX COPS -R 1.1 5 3.66
CBS Person Of Interest -R 0.8 4 4.16
ABC The Devil Wears Prada -R 0.7 3 3.05
NBC America's Got Talent -R 0.7 3 2.68
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8:30 PM FOX COPS -R 1.2 5 4.09
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.0 4 4.81
ABC The Devil Wears Prada -R 0.9 3 3.62
NBC America's Got Talent -R 0.7 3 2.67
9:00PM CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.3 5 5.60
ABC The Devil Wears Prada -R 1.2 4 4.38
FOX Mobbed -R 0.8 3 2.64
NBC Stars Earn Stripes -R 0.8 3 2.75
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9:30 PM CBS Criminal Minds -R 1.3 4 5.80
ABC The Devil Wears Prada -R 1.2 4 4.49
FOX Mobbed -R 0.8 3 2.40
NBC Stars Earn Stripes -R 0.8 3 2.40
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery -R 1.4 5 5.93
ABC Castle -R 0.9 3 4.09
NBC Stars Earn Stripes -R 0.8 3 2.52
10:30 PM CBS 48 Hours Mystery -R 1.2 4 5.71
ABC Castle -R 0.9 3 4.13
NBC Stars Earn Stripes -R 0.8 3 2.34

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Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Definitions:

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.

 
  • John A

    CBS are way Inflated. FOX look a bit high too.

  • Chris

    @ John A

    The reason CBS is inflated is because of football preemptions in such cities as Dallas, Kansas City, New York, and San Diego. And FOX is high because FOX Chicago aired the Bears last night. FOX was also preempted in St. Louis and Seattle.

    Here are the stations airing preseason football:

    NY Giants @ NY Jets – 7:30 PM ET – NFL Network

    Giants broadcast:
    -none-

    Jets broadcast:
    (Ian Eagle, Greg Buttle)
    WCBS 2 (CBS; New York)

    —————————————————————————-

    Kansas City @ St. Louis – 8:00 PM ET

    Chiefs broadcast:
    (Paul Burmeister, Trent Green)
    KCTV 5 (CBS; Kansas City)
    KQTV 2 (ABC; St. Joseph MO)
    WIBW 13 (CBS; Topeka)
    KOLR 10 (CBS; Springfield MO)
    KMIZ 17 (ABC; Columbia MO)
    KODE 12 (ABC; Joplin)
    KWCH 12 (CBS; Wichita)
    KDSM 17 (FOX; Des Moines)
    KETV 7 (ABC; Omaha)
    KQCW 12 (CW; Tulsa)
    KNWA 51 (NBC; Fayetteville AR)

    Rams broadcast:
    (Andrew Siciliano, Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace)
    KTVI 2 (FOX; St. Louis)
    KFVS 12 (CBS; Cape Girardeau)
    KQFX 22 (FOX; Columbia MO)
    KRBK 49 (FOX; Springfield MO)
    KFJX 14 (FOX; Joplin MO)
    KYOU 15 (FOX; Ottumwa IA)
    KHQA 7.2 (ABC; Quincy IL)
    WBUI 23 (CW; Springfield IL)
    WAOE 59 (MyTV; Peoria)
    WTVW 7 (Evansville IN)
    KWTV 9 (CBS; Oklahoma City)
    KTUL 8 (ABC; Tulsa)

    —————————————————————————-

    San Francisco @ Houston – 8:00 PM ET

    49ers broadcast:
    (Dennis O’Donnell, Tim Ryan)
    KPIX 5 (CBS; San Francisco)
    KOVR 13 (CBS; Sacramento)
    KION 46 (CBS; Monterey)
    KGPE 47 (CBS; Fresno)
    KERO 23 (ABC; Bakersfield)
    KSBY 6 (NBC; San Luis Obispo)
    KCVU 20 (FOX; Chico CA)
    KBVU 28 (FOX; Eureka CA)
    KOLO 8 (ABC; Reno)
    KFBI 48 (MyTV; Medford OR)
    KVAL 13 (CBS; Eugene OR)
    KITV 4 (ABC; Honolulu)

    Texans broadcast:
    (Joel Meyers, Spencer Tillman)
    KTRK 13 (ABC; Houston)
    KSAT 12 (ABC; San Antonio)
    KVUE 24 (ABC; Austin)
    KBMT 12.2 (NBC; Beaumont)
    KETK 56 (NBC; Tyler)
    KZTV 10 (CBS; Corpus Christi)
    KFXV 2 (FOX; Brownsville)
    KCEN 6 (NBC; Waco)
    KPEJ 24 (FOX; Odessa)
    KTSM 9 (NBC; El Paso)

    —————————————————————————-

    Washington @ Chicago – 8:00 PM ET

    Redskins broadcast:
    (Kevin Harlan, Joe Theismann)
    Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic
    WRC 4 (NBC; Washington)
    WJZ 13 (CBS; Baltimore)
    WTKR 3 (CBS; Norfolk)
    WRIC 8 (ABC; Richmond)
    WSLS 10 (NBC; Roanoke)
    WVIR 29 (NBC; Charlottesville)

    Bears broadcast:
    (Sam Rosen, Jim Miller)
    WFLD 32 (FOX; Chicago)
    WIFR 23 (CBS; Rockford IL)
    WMBD 31 (CBS; Peoria)
    WRSP 55 (FOX; Springfield IL)
    WCCU 27 (FOX; Champaign IL)
    KHQA 7 (CBS; Quincy IL)
    WSBT 22 (CBS; South Bend)
    KLJB 18 (FOX; Davenport IA)
    KFXA 28 (FOX; Cedar Rapids IA)

    —————————————————————————-

    Dallas @ San Diego – 9:00 PM ET – NFL Network (JIP)

    Cowboys broadcast:
    (Bill Jones, Babe Laufenberg)
    KTVT 11 (CBS; Dallas)
    KMYS 35 (MyTV; San Antonio)
    KEYE 42 (CBS; Austin)
    KWKT 44 (FOX; Waco)
    KJTL 18 (FOX; Wichita Falls TX)
    KTEN 10.3 (ABC; Sherman TX)
    KFXK 51 (FOX; Tyler TX)
    KBTV 4 (FOX; Beaumont)
    KVCT 19 (FOX; Victoria TX)
    KRIS 6 (NBC; Corpus Christi)
    KRGV 5 (ABC; Harlingen)
    KVTV 13 (CBS; Laredo)
    KSAN 3 (NBC; San Angelo)
    KRBC 9 (NBC; Abilene)
    KWES 9 (NBC; Odessa)
    KMYL 14 (MyTV; Lubbock)
    KCIT 14 (FOX; Amarillo)
    KFOX 14 (FOX; El Paso)
    KOCB 34 (CW; Oklahoma City)
    KOTV 6 (CBS; Tulsa)
    KARK 4 (NBC; Little Rock)
    KFTA 24 (FOX; Fayetteville AR)
    KTAL 6 (NBC; Shreveport LA)
    KARD 14 (FOX; Monroe LA)
    KASY 50 (MyTV; Albuquerque)

    Chargers broadcast:
    (Dan Fouts, Billy Ray Smith)
    KFMB 8 (CBS; San Diego) – tape delay (did not sell out)
    KCBS 2 (CBS; Los Angeles) – tape delay (did not sell out)
    KLAS 8 (CBS; Las Vegas)
    KPSP 2 (CBS; Palm Springs) – tape delay (did not sell out)
    KBFX 58 (FOX; Bakersfield)
    KKFX 11 (FOX; Santa Barbara)
    KGPE 47 (CBS; Fresno) – tape delay
    KGMB 9 (CBS; Honolulu)

    —————————————————————————-

    Seattle @ Denver – 9:00 PM ET

    Seahawks broadcast:
    (Curt Menefee, Warren Moon)
    KCPQ 13 (FOX; Seattle)
    KPTV 12 (FOX; Portland OR)
    KAYU 28 (FOX; Spokane)
    KCYU 41 (FOX; Yakima WA)
    KFFX 11 (FOX; Tri-Cities WA)
    KEVU 23 (MyTV; Eugene OR)
    KFXO 39 (FOX; Bend OR)
    KMVU 26 (FOX; Medford OR)
    KIVI 6 (ABC; Boise)
    KSAW (ABC; Twin Falls ID)
    KTBY 4 (FOX; Anchorage)
    KHNL 8 (NBC; Honolulu)

    Broncos broadcast:
    (Dave Logan, Ed McCaffrey)
    KUSA 9 (NBC; Denver)
    KKTV 11 (CBS; Colorado Springs)
    KKCO 11 (NBC; Grand Junction)
    KMYU (MyTV; Salt Lake City)
    KTNV 13 (ABC; Las Vegas)
    KWBQ 19 (CW; Albuquerque)
    KTWO 2 (ABC; Casper WY)
    KTVQ 2 (CBS; Billings MT)
    KXLF 4 (CBS; Butte MT)
    KRTV 3 (CBS; Great Falls MT)
    KOTA 3 (ABC; Rapid City SD)
    KFVE 5 (MyTV; Honolulu)

  • a p garcia

    In my area both FOX and ABC stations were carring football.

  • Tested

    I think the easy takeaway on this night is that the networks had reruns because so many affiliates had football…..and….football was almost certainly the most-watched show last night.

  • Mark H

    Even in reruns COPS still wins. But Fox wants to put it on the shelf. Stupid decision.

  • The End

    Never did understand why movies seem to rate higher the longer they’re on. I don’t know about anyone else, but I personally wouldn’t watch a movie that has been on an hour already.

    The Devil Wears Prada is a decent enough film, an ABC started with 3.05 million, and after an hour were on 4.38 million, I know these aren’t actual viewers, but still I don’t see why a few Nielsen households would wait until late in the movie to tune in.

  • rob60990

    ABC showed a Revenge promo last night. Only 6 weeks. :D

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Never did understand why movies seem to rate higher the longer they’re on. I don’t know about anyone else, but I personally wouldn’t watch a movie that has been on an hour already.

    The Devil Wears Prada is a decent enough film, an ABC started with 3.05 million, and after an hour were on 4.38 million, I know these aren’t actual viewers, but still I don’t see why a few Nielsen households would wait until late in the movie to tune in.”

    Because of local football (all over the place, see above comment from Chris) last night’s fast affiliate numbers are a complete mess. That being the case, looking at the half hours and trying to assemble some sort of theory with a cause and effect relationship is silly.

  • Nick

    In my area, AGT was on @ 9, not SES.

  • Hillbilly

    @Bill Gorman

    Are you (or any other blue folks ;) ) going to have the “guess the ratings game” again? The one where we pick the top ten shows of the week. I enjoyed it last time.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill Gorman

    Are you (or any other blue folks ) going to have the “guess the ratings game” again? The one where we pick the top ten shows of the week. I enjoyed it last time.”

    Highly unlikely. The effort for traffic ratio simply wasn’t there.

  • Hillbilly

    @Bill Gorman

    Thanks for answering.

  • James Klatt

    preseason football > reruns anynight in august.

  • joss

    you suck CBS

  • bob

    CBS is the best network ever. Too bad the other networks don’t follow their lead. If that were the case, we would have incredible shows on each network. NBC as always, sucks.

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