'

TV Ratings Saturday: 'NCAA Tournament' Wins Night, 'Cops' Up, 'American Ninja Warrior' and '20/20' Down

Categories: '

Written By

March 24th, 2013

Butler vs. Marquette NCAA Tournament

Scoreboard CBS ABC FOX NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.9/6 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.871 4.008 2.582 2.101

Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for CBS (NCAA Basketball tournament) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

 

On CBS, night three of the NCAA Basketball Tournament notched a preliminary1.8  rating from 8-10PM and a 2.8  from 10-10:30PM from a 2.3 for night three of the 2012 championship. The tournament ran until 10:43PM, so CBS's overall 1.9 for the night provides a fairly accurate preliminary number.

On ABC, 20/20 garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 10 percent  from last week's 1.0.

On FOX,  COPS scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, up 10 percent  from  a 0.9 last week.

On NBC, an American Ninja Warrior clip show earned a 0.3 down 25 percent  from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, March 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-10PM) - Live 1.8/6 5.71
FOX COPS 1.0/4 3.36
ABC Splash - R 0.8/3 3.09
NBC American Ninja Warrior  (Clip Show) 0.3/1 1.35
8:30 FOX COPS - R 1.0/3 3.38
9:00 ABC 20/20  (9-11PM) 0.9/3 4.47
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.6/2 2.68
FOX The Following - R 0.6/2 1.79
10:00 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament (10-10:30PM) - Live 2.8/9 8.48
NBC Saturday Night Live - R
10:30 CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament-Live/48 Hours - R 1.2/4 3.93

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

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • dantas

    NBC Saturdays = CW most days ;)

  • A

    It’s funny how my comment was deleted, but the SNL(in PRIMETIME) rating still wasn’t added. Wow, they’re really lazy.

  • Fakeem

    With ANW dropping each week, will they hit a 0.1?

    What was the lowest rating for the XFL? For a long time they held the honor of NBC’s lowest rated show?

  • Samunto

    Had i been NBC i would have repeated Revolution for those who forgot what happened in the fall finale.

  • Samunto

    Then again, the 1st 5mins will be ‘previously on..’ and that’ll be enough to remind us what happened and get us back on track.

© 2014 Tribune Digital Ventures