TV Ratings Saturday: Baseball Beats Burnoffs, '666 Park Avenue', 'Brooklyn DA' & 'Zero Hour' Flat, 'Do No Harm' Returns Down

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June 30th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/4 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.608 3.204 2.162 2.068

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: ABC 's line-up was preempted in Boston and NBC was preempted in Detroit.

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

On FOX, MLB Baseball scored a preliminary adults 0.9 18-49 rating up 50 percent  from last week’s preliminary 0.6.

On ABC, Zero Hour earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating even with last week. 666 Park Avenue scored a 0.5 among adults 18-49 also matching last week’s performance.

On CBS, Brooklyn DA garnered a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating even with last week.

On NBC Do No Harm returned to a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 57 percent from a 0.7 for its previous episode in February. The 41 percent of you who predicted it would be the lowest performing show of the night are half right. It tied with Zero Hour for that dubious honor.

Broadcast primetime ratings for June 29, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX MLB Baseball - Live (8-10PM) 0.9/4 3.61
CBS CSI - R 0.4/2 2.87
ABC Zero Hour 0.3/1 2.43
NBC Crossing Lines - R (8-10PM) 0.3/1 2.20
9:00 CBS Brooklyn DA 0.5/2 2.63
ABC 666 Park Avenue 0.5/2 2.14
10:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 0.8/3 4.11
ABC Whodunnit? - R 0.4/2 1.92
NBC Do No Harm 0.3/1 1.80

-Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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  • Stop-Colin-Me

    Hmm. Not much change for the burn-offs.

  • Danak

    The burnoffs are perfect examples of what Saturdays do to most shows’ ratings, cutting them in half from their previous showings (yes, I know part of it is that they are canceled shows).


    Fl0p Hours… 666 Flop Avenue… Do No Flop…. Floplyn DA…

  • a p garcia

    It was a good game

  • Baseball4Ever

    I Love Baseball….

  • cc

    Geez, not even a 1.0 anywhere. And how is putting canceled shows on that no one wanted to see in the first place a good idea?

    Summer, my butt, put something on worth seeing for everyone and there will be viewers.

  • Alice in Wonderland

    666 Park Avenue rose in viewers in millions! Love this show. :)

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I know we have a whole section explaining why ratings are adjusted but just to ask, if viewership of The Boston Strong Concert (to benefit the victims of the terrorist attack here) was high could that mean the overnight ratings of Zero Hour and 666 were possibly lower.

    I know in general predicting finals is folly but we don’t post them here. Even despite lack of general interest is it possible we could just have a Saturday final ratings post popped in during the week.

    Failing that does anybody know where Saturday final ratings can be found?

    Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Lol, Alice

  • E

    Damn. Sad that baseball can’t even get a 1.0 rating. MLB really needs to do something to get a younger audience.

  • Noname_Rex

    You mean to tell me that Do No Harm’s episode before last was in FEBRUARY? Oh wow I didn’t even notice.

  • Raul

    I already seen the final episodes of 666 Park Ave so I’m not watching it live along with a bunch of other people

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    You do realize that even if “the bunch of other people” you know of were to watch the show the ratings would still be tiny and irrelevant, just slightly less tiny but certainly just a irrelevant.

  • Hardline_Pro

    666 Park Ave wasn’t on for me last night in Boston…ABC was airing the Boston Marathon Bombing Concert…WTF?

  • Pepper

    Baseball only got a 0.9?? I mean, I know it was Saturday but that seems so low

  • david

    The CBS affiliate showed a movie from 7 to 9 in Phoenix instead of the CBS lineup. But they did show the 48 hours repeat.

  • Igwell

    Summer, my butt, put something on worth seeing for everyone and there will be viewers.

    But WHY would the networks put such a (rare) show on a Saturday when the number of potential viewers is fewer than the other six days?

  • BrieK

    I was watching Crossing Lines and just happened to leave the TV on and caught Do No Harm. You know what? It wasn’t terrible. But, the actress on Orphan Black is 10x better at playing multiple characters than the guy on Do No Harm. I’m not surprised it got canceled.

  • Spen B

    There’s actually a chance that all of my predictions will be correct in the finals.

    And LOL at baseball.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    “Summer, my butt, put something on worth seeing for everyone and there will be viewers.”

    That might have worked in the 70s and 80s when the already small Saturday night viewership was mostly only divided up between 3 broadcast networks.

    Today those already small number of eyes are divvied up between hundreds of cable options as well, not to mention those catching up on weekday programming via DVR and on demand. Then add in that for many of those that do stay home Saturday night is still a movie night, where they can now not only watch on cable outlets but also on DVD and streaming services. And then there is the internet………..

    Original Saturday scripted programing (other than the failure burnoff) either in season or during the summer is never coming back,

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