TV Ratings Saturday: 'Zero Hour' Flat, 'Do No Harm' Down

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July 21st, 2013


Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.91 2.48 1.89 1.68

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

On ABC, Zero Hour earned a 0.3  adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On NBC, Do No Harm scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 25 percent from a 0.4 on July 6.

Broadcast primetime ratings for July 20, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops - R 0.7/3 2.44
NBC American Nina Warrior - R 0.5/2 1.92
CBS Unforgettable - R 0.4/2 2.99
ABC Zero Hour 0.3/1 1.79
8:30 FOX Cops - R 0.8/3 2.76
9:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 0.6/3 4.03
FOX Bones - R 0.5/2 2.37
ABC The Game Plan (9-11PM) 0.4/2 1.93
NBC Crissong Lines - R 0.3/1 1.49
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 0.9/3 4.71
NBC Do No Harm 0.3/1 1.63



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


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  • Ollie

    Saturday really is a dead night

  • John A

    Good for 48 Hours Repeats.

  • tom

    No shows over 5m viewers or even a 1 in demo!!!!! Nickelodeon dominates Saturdays!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zth

    That’s too bad!

    Do No Harm is better than at least 2/3 of the crap on network TV. I know it’s just a burn-off, but it would be a better fit for cable.

  • John A

    Slow day for comments. Everyone gone to Comic-Con?

  • a p

    Unforgettable is almost unwatchable if it weren’t for Zero Hour.

  • cc

    So the networks are basically saying to any viewers on Saturday, they’re not important enough to put on any watchable programming and are good enough for rerun crap.

    I’m sure advertisers are thrilled no one is watching.

  • Sam

    If the networks know that Saturday is a very low rated night, can they at least put some GOOD reruns?

  • BigBrotherFan

    Lmao how pathetic for crossing lines

  • HalCapone

    “Down 25%” sounds really serious until one reads the “dropped from 0.4 to 0.3″
    How about just saying the show went from dead to deader. Your description is way too funny. I suppose these summer ratings doldrums call for some sensationalized reporting, though. Yawn. Honestly, who can get even the slightest bit worked up over summer ratings. The Fall ratings can’t come soon enough.

  • Mark

    Maybe they should just air repeats of popular shows on Saturday nights.

  • Amanda

    Well,perhaps if NBC showed Do No Harm like they re supposed to, people would make time for it. Saturday July 13 was supposed to be a new episode. It was on TV guide, the official twitter page tweeted it, the actors in the series tweeted it, and then at show time, nothing! Sure I understand they are just burning off the remaining episodes, but what can they expect for turn outs when they don’t air what they say they will. People will find other things to watch!

  • Jared

    How many episodes of Do No Harm were produced before the cancellation?..and does NBC plan to burn off all the episodes that were produced?

  • donj1973

    At Jared

    All 13 that were ordered were completed.

  • psychic

    I’m worried for the new episode of Unforgettable on Sunday.

  • mike

    Watching the last few episodes
    sad,thet deserve more viewers.

  • Joseph

    In many cities, local baseball likely topped the ratings.

  • Billiam

    @cc most likely, if there are any commercials scheduled for Saturday nights, they are “bonus spots”, either free or heavily discounted for buying a certain number of spots during regular primetime. That’s what we used to do when I was in radio, giving sponsors the overnights as bonuses.

  • Sophia

    That’s too bad. I really like DO NO HARM.

  • Ella

    Love Do No Harm. It’s Brilliant! I’m glad they are airing all of the episodes. Great Show!

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