TV Ratings Saturday: 'Cops' Ticks Up, 'Made in Jersey' Burnoff Continues + 'WWE Tribute to the Troops' Flops

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December 23rd, 2012

Scoreboard ABC FOX NBC CBS
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.482 2.524 2.003 3.293

ABC and FOX tied for number one last night with adults 18-49, but ABC won with total viewers.

On CBS, the Made in Jersey burnoff continued with episodes at 8PM and 9PM earning a 0.3 each, even with the last Made in Jersey original.  48 Hours scored a 0.7, way down from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Cops earned a 0.9, up a tenth from last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, WWE Tribute to the Troops garnered a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating


Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, December 22, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Cops 0.9 3 3.16
ABC Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice 0.6 2 2.29
NBC Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol -R 0.4 1 2.02
CBS Made in Jersey 0.3 1 2.47
8:30PM FOX Cops -R 0.9 3 3.16
ABC A Chipmunk Christmas -R 0.7 3 2.83
9:00PM ABC CMA Country Christmas -R (9-11PM) 0.9 3 3.94
FOXCBS Kitchen Nightmares -RMade in Jersey 0.70.3 21 1.892.98


WWE Tribute to the Troops 







10:00 PM NBC Saturday Night Live -R 0.9 3 2.68
CBS 48 Hours 0.7 2 4.43

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


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  • Greg

    Does anybody know how many episodes are left of Made in Jersey?

  • John A

    LMAO at MIJ. Ridiculous numbers.

  • Oliver

    Cops demonstrating why Fox is still making episodes of Cops.

    Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol didn’t do great. That said, I hope NBC keeps airing it as a tradition, as the original Christmas special. I doubt it’s very expensive.

    NBC repeated SNL in primetime?!? And it actually did pretty well too, all things considered. Wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a permanent fixture.

    Miserable ratings for MiJ, but I do like that CBS eventually airs all produced episodes of its scripted cancellations. It’s disappointing that we’ll never get to see those other episodes of Lone Star.

  • lll

    Cops still got it.

  • MDM

    lol, Tribute to the Troops. Wrestling does not belong on network TV.

  • Kay Roache

    Where’s the cable ratings? TBS is doing better than the major networks with Big Bang and Wedding Band on Saturday nights.

  • John A

    Pity to see 48 Hours do that bad but that horrible lead in dont help.

  • Kangarookeeper

    What was on Fox at 9 pm?

  • david

    Made in Jersey was preempted in Phoenix. The CBS affiliate showed a christmas movie instead of Made In Jersey. They showed Made In Jersey at 1 and 2 AM. They dont want to show Made In Jersey in primetime on Saturday nights here.

  • Tim

    “wrestling does not belong on primetime” it wasnt just a wrestling show. It was a show dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces, ratings never matter for the show, wrestling does about more for the troops than any major sport does.

  • John A

    How is Wedding Band doing on saturday nights?

  • Tom

    Please don’t mock MIJ. With those ratings, the CW might pick it up as a replacement for the LA Complex.

  • JW

    Gotta love the Saturday before Christmas. Decimal points all the way down the board! I guess it won’t take a rocket scientist to predict ESPN is going to wipe the floor with the broadcasters once the ratings for Falcons-Lions come in.

  • Austin Lauran

    This is kind of off-topic:

    In about 4 years during the 2016-2017 TV season, would it be possible for The Big Bang Theory & Modern Family & other shows on CBS, ABC, & NBC to be considered hits with only low 1’s in the demo. We all know that ratings keep dropping for CBS, ABC, & NBC? Will that actually be possible?


    An historically low night lives up to its reputation. Mr Magoo didn’t stand a chance, but did better than WWE.

    At least tonight PBS has a 2-hr Downton Abbey 9-11. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

  • mike

    tribute to troops stunk from years past

  • Stephen Judson

    Consider Tribute to the Troops aired on USA network. I expected those numbers for the NBC airing.

  • Cath

    48 Hours claimed it was new but it was a repeat and if it was an updated show it didn’t have any really new info. Can’t blame lead in for that.

  • Hillbilly

    Fairly Legal (USA network) & copy cat Made In Jersey both failed. :(

  • Joseph

    Does anyone have the ratings for last night’s (December 22nd) “NFL Saturday Night Football” game between Atlanta and Detroit on ESPN??

    I would think that the game may have come close to drawing as many viewers as ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC combined.

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