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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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

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

    Uh, the Saturday game was on ESPN with the MNF crew and there is no Monday game this week. It was a Saturday edition of Monday Night Football.

  • Ultima

    Guess nobody gives a rat’s about the troops.

    Guess somebody didn’t give a rat’s about the previous two comments before he posted.

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

    This week, Monday Night Football was moved to Saturday because the NFL didn’t want to schedule a game on Christmas Eve night.

    Swing and a miss!

    If you take the averages, doesn’t NBC have a 0.35 rating

    Also, that’s not how math works. You can’t add significant figures when averaging numbers.

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

    They will be in the Cable Top 25 at some point next week.

    @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?

    The District averaged around a 6.0 household rating on Saturday that season, but definitely no where near that in A18-49.

    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?

    No, the year-to-year ratings decline isn’t nearly that fast.

    Merry Christmas! :)

  • Jared

    Made in Jersey would have been better off on the CW. Not sure if it would have gotten a renewal but atleast all the episodes would have been aired in primetime.

  • roy

    Everyone justifying the abysmal WWE numbers by saying it was a rerun. Uh, take a look at most of the shows. From Cops to Mr. Magoo to the CMA Christmas, they were all reruns and they all did better.

    Most shows in syndication like HIMYM or Seinfeld or Friends are reruns and they all do better than WWE. Face it, WWE is a cancer victim dying a slow death. They will get some money when The Rock shows up because he is a superstar but when he leaves they’ll fade back into obscurity.

  • Dan

    I’m surprised that CBS didn’t wait until summer to burn of the episodes of this series but they may as well get rid of the show now.

    If ABC would do this on Saturday nights with 666 Park Avenue then they could get that series out of the way also.

  • magoo

    Magoo’s Christmas Carol rocked.

  • A.D.

    I liked Made in Jersey. It was a different kind of show, yes, just like Fairly Legal. Both shows had the same theme – legal eagle ladies trying to help someone- but I wish they had been given a chance to grow.

  • Kevin

    I wished Magoo would have done better in the ratings. I too hope that NBC will make it an annual event. It is one of the best animated Christmas shows and deserves to be seen every year like Rudolph, Frosty and Grinch.

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