TV Ratings Saturday: 'Zero Hour' Returns Low, Baseball Wins Night

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June 16th, 2013

Zero Hour Episode 4

Scoreboard FOX NBC CBS ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.4/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 2.47 2.20 3.07 1.78

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

Note: We only have half-hour data today.

NBC and FOX tied for number one with adults 18-49, while CBS led with total viewers.

On ABC, the Saturday premiere of Zero Hour scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating down 60 percent from a 1.0 on February 28. A second episode at 9PM earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 70 percent from a 1.0 on February 28. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On FOX, MLB Baseball notched a preliminary 0.5  down 29 percent rom last week's preliminary 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.



Broadcast primetime ratings for June 15, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.7/3 3.57
ABC Zero Hour 0.4/2 2.11
FOX MLB Baseball - Live 0.4/2 2.06
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.3/1 2.36
8:30 FOX MLB Baseball - Live 0.4/2 2.26
ABC Zero Hour 0.4/2 1.77
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.3/1 2.53
NBC Chicago Fire - R 0.3/1 1.63
9:00 FOX MLB Baseball - Live 0.6/2 2.84
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.4/2 2.09
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.3/1 2.80
ABC Zero Hour 0.3/1 1.69
9:30 FOX MLB Baseball - Live 0.6/2 2.71
NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.5/2 2.28
CBS Blue Bloods - R 0.3/1 3.08
ABC Zero Hour 0.3/1 1.69
10:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 0.5/2 3.49
NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.5/2 1.58
ABC Mistresses - R 0.4/1 1.60
10:30 CBS 48 Hours - R 0.6/2 4.15
NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.6/2 2.06
ABC Mistresses - R 0.4/1 1.86

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


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  • Ultima

    NBC had ~15 minutes of overrun from the U.S. Open and joined Chicago Fire in progress.

  • John A

    Wow horrible numbers all round.

  • Pucky Canucky

    How come NBC didn’t carry the Stanley Cup finals Game Two last night? It was an awesome game and would have got better ratings than the repeats they did air.

  • Raykov

    It’s fun how a show on ABC has 0.4 and over 2 million viewers, but on The CW a 0.4 show has like 800 000 viewers

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    NBC Saturday Night Live – R 0.5/2 1.58
    NBC Saturday Night Live – R 0.6/2 4.15


  • Anthony

    How come NBC didn’t carry the Stanley Cup finals Game Two last night? It was an awesome game and would have got better ratings than the repeats they did air.

    They carried the game on NBC Sports Network (their cable channel). They do that to promote awareness of the channel so they can increase viewership and in turn the carriage fees they can charge cable companies.

  • Jonathan

    A rerun of Chicago Fire on a saturday did as well as Hannibal… that makes me sad

  • Jeff

    Hmmm… I’m starting to think that ‘Zero Hour’ is actually a reference to the final ratings.

  • The Booper

    Ratings measure % of 18-49 households

    Second column is TOTAL viewers including us over 55 year olds. That means us old farts tuned in to get ready for the 11 o’clock news.

  • Jacobo

    @Anna Bones Clarkwood

    That wasn’t the normal time for SNL, that was during primetime, it normally airs at 11:30 ET/10:30 CDT

  • Jacobo

    That’s because The CW specifically targets 18-30 range market, not many old people watch The CW

  • NBC Fan

    I liked it when this website did half-hour charts.

  • kasey

    I didn’t even know ABC was airing Zero Hour and I watch at least 2 hours of ABC several days a week. I hope this won’t affect the supposed airing of the last eps of 666 Park.

  • Alan

    I was almost right for Zero Hour’s ratings. Can it hit a 0.0 in two or three weeks? Hmm

  • Survivor Fan


    The all-time record low entertainment original on the Big Four is a 0.2, set by Kings (7/4/09) and Escape Routes twice (3/31/12 and 4/14/12). Can these burnoffs tie or pass that number?

  • Jordan

    It doesn’t help that Zero Hour’s entire season has been online for several weeks…

  • Josh

    i knew zero hour would get a 0.4 i predicted correct!

  • Ravenrei

    And to make Zero Hour’s ratings possibly look even worse (not sure since these aren’t the usually hourly numbers we see), Houston’s ABC programming was preempted for the local Bayou Bowl high school football game. I believe the network stuff aired overnight, but I’m not sure, so it may or may not be in these ratings.

    Happy Father’s Day!

  • Zach

    You know nobody cares about hockey when half of the championship is on a cable network that nobody gets

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  • BxActor

    Zero hour ….. Just wow but no shock

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