TV Ratings Saturday: '20/20' Down, 'Do No Harm' Flat

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August 11th, 2013

Do No Harm Episode 8

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.001 2.068 2.439 1.782

NOTE: There was one NFL preseason game Saturday night (Pittsburgh Steelers/New York Giants) and local market preemptions for NFL could have inflated the numbers below.

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

On ABC, 20/20 earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating down 17 percent from a 0.6 on July 6.

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

Broadcast primetime ratings for August 10, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.6/2 3.32
FOX Cops - R 0.6/3 1.90
NBC American Nina Warrior - R 0.5/2 2.01
ABC Motive 0.4/2 2.16
8:30 FOX Cops - R 0.7/3 2.30
9:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 0.7/3 3.79
NBC Get Out Alive - R 0.6/2 1.77
ABC 20/20 (9-11PM) 0.5/2 2.58
FOX Bones - R 0.5/2 2.03
10:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 1.0/4 4.89
NBC Do No Harm 0.4/2 1.57


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


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  • Theoacme

    Down from this? With only 48 Hours at a 1.0 demo, seems to me that to go down, they need to pay the CW some royalties, for using CW technology to get truly abysmal ratings…

  • PhillyFlyer

    Havent heard about FOX ADHD since the premier…Any word on those #s?

  • Max Vrany

    NBC was preempted in New York, CBS was preempted in Pittsburgh.

    Full list of stations:
    WNBC 4 (NBC – New York)
    WNYT 13 (NBC – Albany)
    WSTM 3 (NBC – Syracuse)
    WPNY 11 (MyTV – Utica NY)
    WICZ 40 (FOX – Binghamton NY)
    WETM 18 (NBC – Elmira)
    WCCT 20 (CW – Hartford)
    KDKA 2 (CBS – Pittsburgh)
    WTAJ 10 (CBS – Altoona)
    WHP 21 (CBS – Harrisburg)
    WKBN 27 (CBS – Youngstown OH)
    WQCW 30 (CW – Charleston WV)

  • JoeHamm

    20/20 better not return to Saturdays after college football wraps. The night just seems so meaningless if they’re not willing to program something that can attract viewers (i.e. Recent Movies!!!!!)

  • steve

    I miss “Zero Hour”.

  • John A

    48 Hours does well everyweek for just repeats. Probably inflated by a tenth or 2 this week though.

  • E.S.

    Why did FOX cancel “COPS” again? It’s very consistent in demos.

  • JSunkist

    I still enjoy Do No Harm, regardless of it’s low #s. Last night’s episode was really good!

  • Igwell

    Havent heard about FOX ADHD since the premier…Any word on those #s?

    First week’s press release said 0.6 in 18-49.
    Second week’s said it was steady at 0.5.
    I kinda doubt there will be a press release for week 3.

  • JWH

    Any cable ratings for Saturday? Wondering how the season premiere of AMC’s Hell on Wheels did.

  • CBSviewer

    NCIS: Los Angeles repeated well :)

  • Igwell

    Well whaddya know…

    Fox’s late-night ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF block was up +23% among adults 18-49 (0.43/2) and +124% among Adults 18-34 (0.47/2) this Saturday versus the previous week. In addition, Total Viewers were up +13% versus the previous Saturday (1.2 mil).

    I goofed.

    Week 1: 0.5
    Week 2: 0.4 fast #
    Week 3: 0.4

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