TV Ratings Saturday: '48 Hours Up, 'Cops' & 'Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown' Down, 'The Grammys Will Go On' Low as 'Despicable Me' Wins Night

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February 10th, 2013

Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.673 4.719 2.775 2.270


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

On ABC, Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown scored a  0.7 adults 18-49 rating  down 30 percent from its last airing on February 11, 2012. The film Despicable Me was the highest rated program of the night with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Cops scored a adults 18-49 rating 1.0  at 8PM and a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating  at 8:30  down 9 percent and  8 percent from last week's 1.1 and 1.2.

On NBC, an American Ninja Warrior season 4 clip show earned aadults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On CBS, the special The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family garnered a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating. 48 Hours earned a 1.2 up 33 percent from  last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, February 9, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops 1.0/4 2.99
ABC Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown - R 0.7/2 3.00
NBC American Ninja Warrior  (Clip Show) 0.7/2 2.18
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.6/2 4.41
8:30 FOX Cops 1.1/4 3.76
9:00 ABC Despicable Me (9-11PM) 1.3/4 4.01
CBS The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family 0.7/2 3.50
FOX The Following - R 0.5/2 1.99
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.4/1 2.22
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.2/4 6.24
NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.8/3 2.41

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  • Oliver

    SNL did well for a Saturday repeat. Hope it’s a permanent fixture.

  • Bob

    Be My Valentine should be played on a weeknight preferable Wednesday February 13th IF they care about ratings.

  • JW

    Fan Excuse Bingo time: Various Charlie Brown specials are available on Netflix.

  • Stan

    Is it just me to think it’s strange to see a very successful Universal movie on ABC?


    @Oliver. It wasn’t a repeat

  • Adam


    The SNL that aired in Primetime at 10:00 et was a repeat of last week’s Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar episide.

    The SNL that aired at 11:35 et with Justin Bieber was new.

  • @ramirescl


  • JoeHamm


    Well, the film had already aired on ABC Family and Disney Channel over the holiday season (this ABC broadcast must’ve been part of the acquisition deal), so my period of feeling strange passed by already.

    As for the overall numbers, I was expecting it to match The Blind Side last April, but at least it was the top draw of the night, so hopefully the network will be happy, and that they’ll consider bringing in more recent films for May.

  • Michael


    I think Stan’s point was that Disney makes so many films that it’s odd to see ABC airing a competitor’s project. And in this Grammy weekend, it would have been less strange for the Disney-owned network to air either “The Muppets,” whose song “Man or Muppet” is nominated for an award, or “Tangled” or “Toy Story 3″ who have won that award the prior 2 years, and both came out around the same time as “Despicable Me.”

  • JoeHamm


    Thank you for clarifying. I was way off. You do make a better point than what I was rolling with. TS3 would’ve obviously been a bigger ratings favorite, and it still would be, hopefully if ABC really knows what it’s doing with theatricals.

    It is less expensive to go for drama reruns on a Saturday over rerunning theatricals, correct?

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