TV Ratings Saturday: 'Cops' Up, '48 Hours' Flat, Few Visit 'Vanity Fair's Hollywood'

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February 24th, 2013

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.100 2.607 4.386 2.084

ABC and FOX tied for number one with adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On FOX,  Cops scored a 1.1  adults 18-49 rating, up 10 percent from a 1.0 for its most recent new episode on February 9.

On NBC, an American Ninja Warrior clip show earned a  0.6 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On CBS, 48 Hours garnered a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, matching its performance last week when it aired in its usual10PM timeslot. The special Vanity Fair's Hollywood notched a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, February 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops 1.1/4 3.45
ABC Dreamgirls (8-11PM) 0.8/3 3.10
CBS NCIS - R 0.6/2 5.06
NBC American Ninja Warrior  (Clip Show) 0.6/2 1.95
8:30 FOX Cops - R 1.1/4 3.52
9:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.0/3 5.10
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.4/1 1.92
FOX The Following - R 0.4/1 1.73
10:00 NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.8/3 2.38
CBS Vanity Fair's Hollywood 0.6/2 3.01

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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  • Max

    I masturbate over Emily Van Camp from Revenge!

  • Mark

    Go COPS! Missed that show!!

  • Melissa

    Dreamgirls did better than I expected.

  • Roy

    Same here, Max, even though I know you’re joking.

  • Robsten_Fan

    Why always Saturday is so Bad at the Ratings?
    Nobody watch anything or?
    Someone tell me please!

  • Shepherd

    Maybe Fox should consider moving COPS back to prime time. It at least deserves a Friday slot over Touch.

  • Ethan

    Ae they any ratings for Schilndler’s List on USA?

  • Shepherd


    Saturday cable ratings don’t come out until mid-week, and by then nobody really cares about them. I believe that is why they are never posted on this site. You may see something if a station decides to do a press release, but that rarely happens.

  • Dan S

    Is that the same Max who said he wasn’t posting on TVBTN again ? Pretty crude remark & inappropriate for this forum.
    I agree with Shepherd that Cops should replace Touch on Fri & just burn off Touch on Sat.

  • DenverDean

    Not sure why NBC is still wasting CF repeats on Saturday. They only have ability to run it a certain number of times. Why wouldn’t they use them on Thursday at 10/9? They could dump anything on Saturday at 9/8 – like DNH, Deception, REV, SVU, Betty White, Whitney, etc.

  • Shepherd

    @Dan S

    No it’s a Max impostor, just like the ones that bash CF and AHS.


    CBS is almost always #1 w/ TTL viewers–thanks to us old folks.

    Agree w/ Shepherd & Dan S that Cops should trade places w/ Touch for an all reality all the time FOX Friday.

    I’m walking the floor over the best song Oscar race tonight!

    GO ADELE & Paul Epworth!

  • Brian J


    How many times can NBC run “CF” repeats or any other show? Is it a matter of owning the show?

  • Oliver

    NBC own CF and it’s years away from a syndication deal, so I believe they can repeat it as much as they like. Same reason they can repeat Betty White’s Off Their Rockers endlessly.

    @Brian J
    I believe networks are usually allowed air shows 3 times.

  • Penelope

    “Vanity Fair’s Hollywood” was one of the worst, self-stroking puff pieces. One hour of how their party is “the Oscar party,” and if you are mentioned in a two-by-two inch space in their magazine, you have arrived.

    Ick. So many inflated egos in one space.

  • Valcum


    @ rob




  • Max

    @rob pathetic troll is pathetic.

  • toadytoady

    Chicago Fire does not repeats as well as SVU.

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