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

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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.

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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.

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  • steve

    “Kings” was a pretty cool show. A very loose adaptation of the biblical Kings Saul and David story, set in a modern world where the US is an actual kingdom. It was a strange concept, but had tons of potential.

  • steve

    It’s too bad about “Zero Hour”. Given the sad state of scifi on TV these days (“Defiance”, “Falling Skies”, etc), here was one show that really tried to tell a wild, “out there” story. And unlike the other shows passing for scifi these days, ZH actually has a pretty dense storyline. The 2 episodes ABC aired on Saturday were actually really well constructed, telling mirroring stories from past and present.

    The pace of storytelling is just insane. They pack so much story in, that everything you think you know changes at every commercial break. Yeah, it’s not the best show ever made. But given how all the rest of current scifi tv seems like it’s struggling to stretch paper-thin storylines over 42 minutes, ZH is a refreshing change of pace.

  • Austinxy1Riley

    Having thought that Zero Hour was cancelled I watched all the episodes online. Then come to find out that oh wait ABC was going to just throw them into the summer program. Maybe the reason why ZERO HOUR ratings are so low is because everyone that does like the show already has seen the episodes. Fail on ABC… next time maybe don’t show a great show on a Valentine’s Day holiday and use the ratings to judge. Big time Fail on ABC. As for ZERO HOUR I would love to see the show come back but here is to wishing. My rating of the show 9/10.

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