'Save Me' Up a Tenth From Last Week

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June 7th, 2013

Save Me

via press release:


  • At 8 p.m. ET, “Save Me” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall) is currently up a tenth of a point versus last week's 0.6 rating, while facing competition last night that included CBS's "Big Bang Theory" encore, Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" and ABC's pre-NBA "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  In total viewers, "Save Me" is currently up week to week by 15% at 8 (3.010 million vs. 2.662 million), pending updates.
  • From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, a second telecast of “Save Me” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall) is currently up versus last week by 17% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.7 from a 0.6) and by 18% in total viewers (2.678 million vs. 2.260 million).  The 8:30 "Save Me" is currently retaining 100 percent of its lead-in from the 8 p.m. "Save Me" in 18-49 rating, pending updates.
  • From 9-9:31 p.m. ET, a rebroadcast of “The Office” averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers overall against time-period competition that included ABC's coverage of the first game of the NBA Finals.
  • From 9:31-10:01 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of "Parks and Recreation" (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall) is currently building on its 18-49 rating by 17%.
  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Hannibal” (0.9/3 in 18-49 and  2.3 million viewers overall) built on its lead-in by 29 percent in 18-49 rating and 32 percent in total viewers.
  • "Hannibal" is a highly time-shifted series, with last week’s telecast growing by 79 percent going from these next-day "live plus same day" ratings (0.99) to "live plus three day" results (1.77).  That moved "Hannibal" into the time-period lead among ABC, CBS and NBC, ahead of ABC's "Rookie Blue," which grew by 43 percent going from L+SD (1.20) to L+7 (1.71).
  • Michael1

    It says Press release, but it doesn’t say whose it was. I’m assuming it wasn’t NBC’s press release. Was it done by ABC maybe? Or possibly “The Onion”?

  • MichaelChickless

    Can Hannibal see a 100 percent DVR increase this week?

  • John A

    God this is so sad to read. Why issue a press release at all when ratings are this bad?

  • Recollected

    The official Save Me website states that next weeks episodes are the series finale, which means it was cut from 13 episodes to 8.

  • Cyrax86

    According to the TV Listings Guide, one of the two episodes next week is actually a rerun, so they scrapped 6 episodes!

  • roly

    Can,t see it being saved—sorry

  • RyanCanada

    that is just horrible ratings, has anyone here seen the show? if so… how is it?

  • Funeral Dinner

    NBC skipped episodes 2-5, and they’re airing episode 12 instead of 13 as the finale.. looks like they didn’t have much faith in the show, even before it aired.

  • Carmen

    I think Save Me was at least as good as Animal Practice, The New Normal, Guys With Kids, Do NO Harm, or 1600 Penn all of which NBC placed upon the fall schedule at some point.

  • Tony JJ

    Lol did they really name this press release “save me up a tenth”? Lol. That’s embarrassing, saying something “save me up to series highs” or something that doesn’t make it sound so pathetic.

  • Kangarookeeper

    This show makes me laugh and that’s good enough for me.

  • jessica

    Just when i thought Comcast couldn’t screw something more…. a summer burn-off that omits half the episodes!

    While there are 2 episodes scheduled for next week one of them is a repeat. Yes, a repeat of WWJD during a burn-off!!! This show literally begs for an intervention. All you need do is look at its title. Or to put it a different way, why cancel something that is out-performing The Office?

    What Would Jesus Do? Save Me. Sadly Jesus doesn’t work for Comcast.

  • roly

    Can,t be saved!

  • The Mike Factor

    This is actually a good show. It’s funny and heartwarming without being too preachy or derogatory in terms of the religious aspect. NBC ruins another one.

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