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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

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

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Spen B

    I just wish they would post the finals. Bill? Sara? Amanda? :-)

  • Cath

    Sometimes I think this “Saturday is a wasteland” mantra is a self fulfilling prophesy, especially during the regular season. Somebody has to be watching something somewhere else. That means viewership is scattered among many different viewing options. 98% of viewers are somewhere else. So where are they and what shows are they watching? Ratings do not count people walking outside or reading a book or going to the movies. Ratings records TV sets that are on and supposedly the people watching those sets.

    I know I was watching “My Cat from Hell” on Animal Planet but I’m one person and not attached to a box.

    Is Saturday when people catch up on recorded shows?

  • David Howell

    It’s interesting how Saturday is still a massive night of television in the UK despite all of the other factors Anthony describes being plenty applicable here too (though the big few channels are more powerful here than in the US, still).

    Saturday night is light entertainment night here, and The Voice is considered a substantial disappointment with “only” 5-6m viewers on Saturday. In a country of under 65m! That’s a higher percentage of the population watching than megahit TBBT has ever managed! X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing (what the US knows as DWTS) regularly approach or even top 10m by November!

    There’s a long, long tradition – not just on television – of “light entertainment” as a thing in the UK, and I’m not quite sure how to explain it to a US audience. But it definitely impacts upon weekend television in particular here.

  • POIFanatic

    “But, the actress on Orphan Black is 10x better at playing multiple characters than the guy on Do No Harm.”

    I think you mean 1000x better. Tatiana probably deserves an Emmy nomination.

  • CBSviewer

    Why CBS doesn’t air Friend Me and the remaining episodes of Partners ? I know that Friend Me’s co-creator committed suicide in October but this is not a reason to forget the Show (Tony Scott committed suicide in August but CBS aired The Good Wife).

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ David Howell

    In France too Saturday is a massive night. The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Hawaii Five-0 and Supernatural air on Saturday.
    The Voice and DWTS attract around 7-8 million viewers each week.

  • BigBrotherFan

    Honestly considering the way ABC treated 666 park ave and the massive break the show had it’s not really doing half bad considering. I’ll be sad when it ends :(

  • Anna

    Should we be surprised? Who wants to invest time in shows that have already been cancelled?

  • Sam

    I thought the bad MLB ratings were because of hockey last week, but they are having serious trouble capturing young audiences.

  • Dan

    NBC and ABC should have just burned Do No Harm, Zero Hour and 666 Park Avenue’s episodes off during the broadcast season. 666 only had 4 episodes, which could have been easily aired in either December 2012 or January 2013. And both Zero Hour and Do No Harm which had 10 episodes each could have aired Saturdays in Feb & March. Lets hope all the episodes actually air.

  • Dan

    Also t’s actually a relief to see that the networks are adapting a set 13-15 (maybe 18) episode season with most of their shows, that way the shows are more unlikely to be pulled and when they finish their season, they can either be renewed for next season or cancelled, but I hope we don;t have to see unaired episodes airing in the summer next season.

  • Ultima

    @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.

    The networks are trying to maximize profits, not maximize viewers.

    They could put something better on Saturday nights, and increase viewership, but if the cost of doing so is more than the increase in revenue, it’s actually counterproductive.

  • Ultima

    @Dan
    Also t’s actually a relief to see that the networks are adapting a set 13-15 (maybe 18) episode season with most of their shows

    No, most scripted shows on broadcast are still based around 22-24 episode seasons.

    Sure, there are a handful that have more limited runs, but they are the exceptions, not the standard.

  • Ultima

    @Anna
    Should we be surprised? Who wants to invest time in shows that have already been cancelled?

    People who find them entertaining?

  • Ultima

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

    That’s a high for FOX’s primetime timeslot this year and ~50% above the average.

  • Ultima

    @Cath
    Ratings do not count people walking outside or reading a book or going to the movies. Ratings records TV sets that are on and supposedly the people watching those sets.

    No. The rating is the percentage of all people in the demographic (or HHs) who were watching the show.

    The share is the metric that measures the percentage of the available viewing audience that watched the show.

  • colt13

    Putting the cancelled shows on is good because some viewers have gotten invested in the show. Gives people a chance to watch, and in rare cases, lets a network figure out if there is any need for a DVD.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    The CW will not repeat Supernatural during August and September. Someone knows why ?

  • Alan

    @TheFrenchGuy
    I just think they will repeat their weakest rated shows just to make sure new audiences will tune in for next season, SPN is really strong, it has a loyal fanbase, while The Carrie Diaries, Hart of Dixie or Beauty and the Beast, these are younger, and not really consistent (except HoD).

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ Alan

    Thanks :)

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