TV Ratings Saturday: Notre Dame Football Wins Night

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November 11th, 2012

Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.248 5.121 2.781 2.495

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for  ABC and FOX ( College Football)  are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

ABC was number one last night with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, College Football (Notre Dame vs. Boston College ) scored a preliminary 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, College Football (Kansas State vs. TCU) notched a preliminary0.8 adults 18-49 rating between 8-10pm.

On CBS, 48 Hours earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, November 10, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC College Football 1.7 5 5.25
FOX College Football 0.8 2 2.78
CBS Vegas -R 0.7 2 4.23
NBC Revolution -R 0.4 1 1.91
9:00PM CBS CSI -R 0.8 3 5.05
NBC Chicago Fire -R 0.5 2 2.36
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours 1.2 4 6.02
NBC Law and Order: SVU -R 0.8 2 3.220

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


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.

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  • james


  • Dennis

    SVU is very good on Saturday!

  • Austin Lauran

    Back in the early 2000’s, how low did a show’s ratings have to be to get cancelled?

  • Mike3

    Notre Dame is so overrated. They were helped by the refs in at least 4 of their wins. As it looks now if Oregon, Kansas St. And ND go undefeated, Kansas st. And Oregon will be in the National title game. ND will be left out and rightfully so.

  • Doc Michaels

    Love the anti ND whiners. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Kangarookeeper

    @Mike3 Whine, whine, whine. Go Irish!

  • Mike3

    No i just call it how i see it. ND got wins that they did not earn. Thankfully it won’t matter if Kansas st. And Oregon goe undefeated.

  • Jim

    Mike, unfortunately the way you call a game is completely irrelevant. The odds of K State and Oregon both winning out is slim and none. K State needs to beat Texas last game of year and Oregon still has to beat Stanford, Oregon St., and win their Pac 10 Championship game.

  • zapbob


    And ND still needs to beat…….Nobodies. ND wouldn’t even be favored playing half the SEC schools

  • CP

    @ USC is nobody?

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