TV Ratings Saturday: 'The Mob Doctor' Beats 'Made In Jersey' in Battle of the Burn-Offs; '48 Hours' Up

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December 30th, 2012

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/2 0.7/2 0.6/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.690 2.597 3.553 3.265

FOX was number one last night with adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers.

On CBS,it was week 3 of the Made in Jersey burn off.  Both episodes of the show earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 33% from the 0.3 that both the 8 and 9 PM episodes earned last week. 48 Hours garnered a 0.9. up 29% from last week's  0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, the first Saturday telecast of The Mob Doctor notched a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating down 38% from a 0.8 for its most recent episode on Monday, December 3. A repeat of Cops was the top program of the night, earning a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Trivia buffs take note: this week there were no new programs on Thursday, but three hours of new scripted programming on Saturday.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, December 29, 2012

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops - R 0.9/3 3.14
ABC Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (8-11PM) 0.7/2 2.60
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.5/2 2.56
CBS Made in Jersey 0.4/1 2.94
8:30 FOX Cops - R 1.1/3 3.48
9:00 NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.6/2 3.23
FOX The Mob Doctor 0.5/2 2.07
CBS Made In Jersey 0.4/1 2.81
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.0/3 4.91
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.8/2 4.00

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


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  • gary m


    As seen in attached, in 1973-74 CBS ran All in the Family (#1 show on TV, 31 million per episode average), MASH (top 10), Mary Tyler Moore (top 10), the Bob Newhart Show (top 20), and the Carol Burnett Show (top 30) on Saturday night. And the number one show of the next decade, Dallas, aired Fridays. My times have changed. (Plus, remember you could not tape anything in the ’70s.)

  • Hadesa

    @Must See TV

    My suggestion would be to fire everyone in the programming department

  • ALBN

    SVU repet fantastic.

  • Bob

    @Must See TV,

    I really hope you are right about Guys with Kids renewal!!!!

  • RJ

    I can’t believe people actually believe @MustSeeTV works for NBC. No wonder America is no longer among the smartest in the world.

  • Must See TV

    @ Bob
    Yes .. Guys with Kids will most likley be renewed. As long as it maintains a 1.4 in 18-49 demo then it will get renewed-probably for an abbreviated seaons of 13 eps. As for Community… its probably its last season. It might be renewed for a 5th but be put on our Friday night timeslot!

  • Must See TV

    @RJ @ Bill Gorman
    Actually you be suprised, most people who work for Tv networks follow this site daily and love interacting with other TV enthusiasts like yourself!!! The President of NBC even has an account(so I’ve heard) I bet you fellas also work for tv networks too!!!

  • Must See TV

    Its kind of cool to think that I know the real Jack Donaghy!!!!!!!

  • Must See TV

    @RJ @Bill Gorman
    My internship for NBC is up this March, I then will be taking another intenship at ABC! What Tv networks do u guys work at?

  • Billy martins

    I love mob doctors last nite but I”am also sad to see it go too i hope a another networks pick it up it shall do good on CW network I hope they pick it up & air all they episodes that already air and bring it back for a second season this fall

  • Must See TV

    @ Everyone

    April Fools- I dont work for NBC- but iam a tv enthusiast!!! My NBC schedule for next year looks good though!!!!!! Wish NBC could make it true.

  • AppleStinx

    @Must See TV

    I was under the impression that they both reported to Vernon Sanders. Maybe you all know each other.

  • Dan

    Good Job COPS repeats

  • AppleStinx

    If that’s the case, they don’t report to Vernon Sanders.

  • Dan

    I don’t work for NBC but I can say without a doubt that its likely that NBC keeps only Parks, Go On, and The New Normal.

    30 Rock and The Office are in their final seasons, Community may as well be and as for Up All Night, Whitney, and Guys With Kids..NBC tested these series, gave 2 of the 3 second seasons while giving Guys With Kids an extension and once all 3 are done this their 16-17 episode seasons, they are done.

    It’s too early to tell for 1600 Penn and Save Me but NBC will probably keep 1. The last midseason comedy to be renewed for NBC was Parks and Rec so who knows.

  • AppleStinx

    They report to Bruce Evans.

  • Dan

    NBC is so easy to predict this year. On the drama front Revolution will probably get a second season because it will always follow The Voice. SVU, Parenthood, and Grimm are safe while Chicago Fire could go either way. Its stil to early to predict the midseason shows.

  • Phil

    Just pop in the HP dvd! It saves time from having to wait for dozens of commercial breaks!

  • Dan

    CBS has now aired all of Made in Jersey, FOX is airing all of The Mob Doctor, CW is airing all of Emily Owens. If ABC airs all of 666 Park Avenue this summer than this will be the first television season ever in which all fall cancelled dramas aired all of their episodes produced.

  • jessica

    @ Must See TV
    December Fools – if the execs think a new show is good then it should certainly be passed over. BTW, my fake internship is with SPACE and they pay me an insane amount of money under the table. Methinks you started your New Year’s Eve party a little bit early because no sober person would think those comments would be believed here.

    @ Dan
    If ABC could just fit those four eps of 666 Park Avenue in this week it would mean broadcasting in-season all produced eps of all shows which got at least one ep broadcast in the autumn before they were cancelled. I like a good haunted house story and was enjoying the one show not being burnt off before February sweeps.

    The Harry Potter movie numbers are just sad.

    Half of the casting changes to Made In Jersey made me not mind so much that it was cancelled. I was sooooo looking forward to a show with Stephanie March.

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