TV Ratings Saturday: Notre Dame Football Dominates Night + 'Made in Jersey' Burnoff Begins

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November 25th, 2012

Scoreboard ABC NBC CBS FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.4/13 0.9/3 0.5/1 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million) 13.926 3.516 3.577 1.471

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/USC) scored a preliminary 4.4 adults 18-49 rating, way  up from last week's 2.2.

On FOX, College Football (Stanford/UCLA) notched a preliminary 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 0.8

On CBS, 48 Hours earned a 0.7, down four tenths from last week's 1.1. Made in Jersey earned a 0.3, a far cry from its last original's 0.8 rating (which aired back in October, before the series was canceled).


Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, November 24, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC College Football 4.4 13 13.93
NBC Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull -R 0.9 3 3.52
FOX College Football 0.5 1 3.58
CBS Made in Jersey 0.3 1 2.52
9:00PM CBS NCIS -R 0.4 1 3.89
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours 0.7 2 4.32

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


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  • POI

    wow made in jersey is so low it doesnt deserve to get a burnoff i want to see a partners burnoff.

  • Ron

    Football is killing all network shows this year. wont know till after super bowl how network shows are doing.

  • rob60990

    wow HUGE for College Football

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    I’ve enjoyed the generation long irrelevance of Notre Dame football. Sadly, it is at an end.

  • rob60990

    “Football is killing all network shows this year. wont know till after super bowl how network shows are doing.”

    Most network shows do their worst in the spring so the end of football never helps other shows.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “wont know till after super bowl how network shows are doing.”


  • Cody

    ESPN has to be thrilled that Notre Dame is in the title game.


    That 4.4 for ABC is the best it’s had for a 3-hr slate in some time

    MIJ in Nikita country & CBS best in show is a paltry 0.7

    NBC IJ 0.9 not bad for a Sat, I suppose

    ONLY UPSIDE is at least there was a selection of programming, for what it’s worth

  • CrimTV

    Well Made in Jersey did very well! I’m really happy hopefully it will be given full season by CBS and move to Fridays again, or perhaps CW will pick it up, SO MANY OPTIONS! :D

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “ESPN has to be thrilled that Notre Dame is in the title game.”

    I believe that for the next month and a half SportsCenter is being renamed to “Notre DameIsInTheBCSChampionshipCenter”

  • romo

    if bcs champ game alabama/notre dame = most watched espn game ever.

  • jay

    ND vs Bama would be enormous. Maybe 30 million viewers which would break the previous cable record.

  • LT

    ABC has to be thrilled that this game beat the big showdown on CBS between Alabama/LSU. I think that game had a 4.1 and 12 million viewers in the final ratings. This looks like a 4.8 and 15 million adjustment.

  • Bruno

    How many episodes of MIJ are left now?

  • Fed

    Why isn’t the Championship game between Notre Dame and Ohio St which are the only unbeaten teams.

  • Damo

    @Crim TV

    I hope your being sarcastic because it will not a full season and its already been cancelled so no chance but i’m glad it is being burned off because I really like it and what do you think about it

  • RON

    @bill gorman. our sports crazy country is beating up network shows on saturdays and sundays with college and nfl football. best nights for network are monday-fridays until the college bowl season starts.

  • SG

    Ohio St is not bowl elgible

  • Mike


    Ohio st is on probation for this season. No postseason. I think even a 1-loss SEC team would still be ahead of Ohio st because the Big Ten is so weak.

  • david

    My CBS affiliate in Phoenix did not air Made in Jersey until 1 am instead of airing it they had payed programing. Do you know if i can watch last nights episode online? I forgot to record it and i do like the show.

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