TV Ratings Saturday: 'Zero Hour' Goes Out on a Low Note + 'Do No Harm' Burnoff Flat

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August 4th, 2013


Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.089 1.900 1.295 2.209

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


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

On CBS, a double shot of 48 Hours earned a 0.7 at 9PM and a 0.8 at 10PM.

ON FOX, Soccer coverage garnered a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Zero Hour earned a 0.3 at 8PM and the series finale also earned a 0.3 at 9PM, both down from last week's  0.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Do No Harm matched last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for August 3 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Soccer (8-10PM) 0.5 2 1.30
NBC American Ninja Warrior -R 0.5 2 2.11
CBS The Mentalist -R 0.4 2 3.21
ABC Zero Hour 0.3 1 1.84
9:00PM CBS 48 Hours 0.7 3 4.24
NBC Wrestlemania: The World Television Premiere 0.6 2 1.92
ABC Zero Hour 0.3 1 1.92
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours 0.8 3 4.81
ABC 20/20 -R 0.5 2 2.87
NBC Do No Harm 0.4 1 1.68


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


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  • Paul

    As one who watched all of the episodes of Zero Hour, I found it thoroughly entertaining. It was a welcome respite from the too many crime shows and reality shows that are on TV and I wish there were more shows like it. Similarly, I enjoyed 666 Park Avenue just as much. I’m sorry that that show didn’t make it either.

  • The5FingerOfDeath

    Nobody watch TV on Saturday Night?

  • ShawnfromDayton

    I’m pretty sure Real Madrid vs Everton would’ve still gotten bad ratings if that Phillies vs. Braves game didn’t go to extra innings. Honestly why should people in America care about a game between 2 teams from Europe.

  • Luke

    I gave Zero Hour a chance when it came out but the writing and acting were so ridiculous.

  • BG

    @ShawnfromDayton….What is your point? Did you know that this current tour by the European club is drawing big huge crowds around the states. European teams now come here during their preseason for branding and making extra money. Last week, The Gold Cup Final was seen by almost 5 million viewers in States. It was 4 times bigger than the Baseball games that day. It had the 2nd best Demo among all the sporting events that weekend. Going forward, you might see a few more games on Primetime. Competition for Soccer properties is becoming even more intense in the US market. You have the likes of ESPN, FOX, and NBC fighting for Soccer properties. We haven’t even included the Spanish platform.

    The fact that a preseason European Soccer game can pull over 1 million viewers in States is a testament to where the game is going in states. Baseball is going south. Next year’s World Cup is going to break more records when we are going to see a handful of games in early Primetime for the East Coast.

  • AllOfHerTwist

    Zero [Point Three] Hour

  • dave

    O really like do no harm its different wish it would have made it.

  • rgxx

    Zero Hour was another mis-representation of the Bible regarding the Tribulation. I was bored so I checked out the final 2 episodes – the climax of the series finale was the worst ever…and again man thinks he can change what will happen to stop the Tribulation from happening. LAME!

  • mikes

    That soccer number is atrocious I don’t care how you spin it

  • Jen

    Hey all, I have to say I loved Zero Hour! It was a bit corny at times, but I loved it! I guess I am just weird, but I am ok with that :)

  • ZeroHour Fan

    I am a fan of the Out Of The Box shows. I am sooo tired of the same old NY Cop shows, Firefighter shows, and those darn dreaded reality shows. Who the hell cares if a celebrity can dance, do we really have to see someone lose double their size in an episode, and who cares who can get to the end of some ridiculous race or last the longest on an island. Come on, where are the REAL Drama, Comedy, Mysterious shows that once graced our TVs? Networks really need to listen to the viewers! I also was hugefan of Do No Harm, lets hope Netflix have a few bucks to pick these shows up…wishful thinking. ;)

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