TV Ratings Saturday: Final Four Slam Dunks the Competition, ‘Smash’ Hits a Low
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||5.1/17||0.6/2||0.6/2||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||15.924||2.684||2.136||1.961|
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, the NCAA Basketball Tournament Final Four notched a huge preliminary 5.1 rating from 8-11PM, up 2 percent from last year’s 5.0.
On ABC, a special episode of 20/20 about the fiftieth anniversary of General Hospital garnered a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, beating a new episode of Smash.
On NBC, the first Saturday episode of Smash scored a series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating , down 44 percent from a 0.9 on Tuesday. Your predictions were about right.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, April 6, 2013
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (millions)|
|8:00||CBS||NCAA Basket ball Tournament (8-11PM)||5.1/17||15.92|
|NBC||The Voice – R||0.7/2||2.38|
|ABC||The Middle – R||0.4/1||2.12|
|8:30||FOX||Cops – R||0.8/3||2.47|
|ABC||How To Live With Your Parents for the Rest of your Life – R||0.5/2||2.28|
|FOX||The Following – R||0.5/2||1.60|
|10:00||ABC||20/20 – R||0.6/2||2.99|
|NBC||Saturday Night Live – R||0.6/2||2.15|
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