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

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  • AH

    If you take the averages, doesn’t NBC have a 0.35 rating (or 0.4 if rounded up) and CBS only have a 0.3?

  • AH

    WOOPS! Disregard my post, missed the last hour for some reason. Sorry.

  • andy

    For everyone mentioning how bad the WWE ratings are, it was a condensed episode of the one that aired during the week on the USA Network.

    If it had been aired on NBC first then it would have probably drawn more viewers and MIJ would have probably finished last for the hour at 9pm had that not been an encore.

  • Aaron Explicable

    If only WWE RAW would start tumbling down to ratings like Tribute to the Troops did, then maybe Vince would start making the product more interesting again.

  • John

    Tribute to the troops was a rerun from Wednesdays airing, it getting a 0.3 isn’t bad for a saturday.

  • John

    And the tribute to the troops shown last night was cut a whole hour from Wednesdays 2 hour show.

  • shawn

    Guess nobody gives a rat’s about the troops.

  • Survivor Fan

    MIJ came close to the aal-time record Big Four low of 0.2. It was set three times:
    Kings (7/4/09)
    Escape Routes (3/31/12)
    Escape Routes (3/31/12)

    All of those were on Saturdays or holidays.

  • Jane Elliot

    @Tom: Not a chance. LA Complex is a Canadian show that costs the CW nothing more than the licensing fee. MIJ, on the other hand, is a US production that, even with a drastically reduced price, would still cost more than LA Complex.

  • Austin Lauran

    I read somewhere on this website that there was some Saturday night show on CBS that aired in 2003-2004 & was cracking 6’s in the demo? Does anybody know if that’s true?

  • Dan

    Made in Jersey has 2 more eps left to air both airing next sat. A total of 8 eps

  • Chris

    ABC numbers are probably inflated because Monday Night Football was on the ABC affiliates in both markets (Atlanta and Detroit).

  • Gary Whitson

    Anyone watching the Mr. Magoo special would have seen a badly butchered editing job. They cut out the whole premise that it was a play being done by Mr. Magoo and cut some of the song numbers. They should never have bothered showing it. Either do it right or not at all!

  • KevinY

    I really like Made in Jersey. It’s a positive uplifting show. America is too cynical to enjoy a show like this right now apparently.

  • Ryan

    Well, the man reason “Tribute to the Troops” bombed was of two reasons, I think:

    1. It originally aired on USA on Wednesday
    2. It was split in half

  • Ram510

    Tribute to te Troops had already aired twice I believe before last night so I’m not surprised people opted not to watch again especially with it being a shortened version

  • Nick


    ABC numbers are probably inflated because Monday Night Football was on the ABC affiliates in both markets (Atlanta and Detroit).

    Uh, how does Monday Night Football have any effect on the Saturday ratings? I hope you know that MNF airs on, ahem, Monday.

  • Joe D


    Amen! Why do they bother to restore it to HD and Blu-Ray quality and then chop it up. The original was 51 minutes and 44 without the theater wraparound anticipating syndication and a shorter time. The commercial placement was also awful. Did they actually look at when inserting them? Apparently not.

  • psychic

    Made in Jersey is so laughably pathetic it’s ridiculous.

  • CrimeDawg

    Of course the Tribute to the Troops show already aired on USA on Wednesday, this was a shortened version of what aired before.

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