TV Ratings Saturday: 'Do No Harm' Rises, Low Score for Gymnastics Championships

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August 18th, 2013

P&G Gymnastics Championships

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.06 4.04 3.33 2.41

FOX was  number one with adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.


On NBC, P&G Gymnastic Championshipss scored a 0.7  Do No Harm garnered a 0.5 up 25 percent  from last week's 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for August 17, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX Cops - R 0.9/4 3.11
NBC P&G Gymnastics Championships (8-10PM) 0.7/3 2.67
ABC The Middle - R 0.6/3 2.70
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.5/2 3.17
8:30 FOX Cops - R 1.1/4 3.51
ABC Mamma Mia 0.7/3 2.76
9:00 ABC Mama Mia (9-11PM) 0.8/3 3.63
CBS 48 Hours - R 0.7/3 3.94
FOX Bones - R 0.7/3 2.81
10:00 CBS 48 Hours - R 1.0/4 4.99
NBC Do No Harm 0.5/2 1.89


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  • CBSviewer

    Bones is a strong repeater even on Saturday :) It will be so good on Friday !

  • Kay

    If moving Bones to Friday gets us a season 10, I’m all for it. Would allow HH and staff to close out Bones in a good and satisfying way. But there is no way I am watching that scifi crap no matter what day of the week it’s on, especially if it bumps Bones off the M-Th schedule.

  • steve

    I still miss “Zero Hour”.

  • Mathew

    Why miss zero hour it’s on

  • John A

    Good for 48 hours repeats.

  • Silas

    Mamma Mia has a double m ;)

    Great to see Bones still repeating like a champ.

  • Merp

    @Mathew, Zero Hour finished airing on August 3rd.

  • Unicorn

    ‘Do not harm’ did pretty good for a Saturday burn-off finale.

  • rob60990

    CBS was pre-empted here in NY for Jets game. Sure there are other pre-emptions across the networks.

  • Joe D

    CBS is still blacked out here in LA by Time-Warner the biggest cable operator in town.

  • NBC Fan

    ABC was preempted in Nashville.

  • tested

    One does have to wonder if Fox regrets cancelling Cops and AMW.
    Seems like the repeats of Cops actually draw better numbers than baseball.

  • JoeHamm

    ‘Do not harm’ did pretty good for a Saturday burn-off finale.

    Harm still has four episodes left, finale set for 9/7. In case you didn’t already know.

  • CS’ Revenge

    I think NBC should’ve aired women’s gymnastics on Sunday night although these numbers were good enough to help Do No Harm get a positive low rating.

    I have no idea why FOX didn’t just stick with COPS and AMW on Saturdays? They’ve done well with sports coverage there but during these dead weeks where they’ve aired COPS repeats the show has still don’t pretty well. FOX should’ve been using COPS as a utility player to boost shows on other nights of the week. The repeats of COPS are actually doing pretty well on SPIKE right now.

  • Igwell

    Seems like the repeats of Cops actually draw better numbers than baseball.

    Next season, FOX Sports 1 “will carry regular-season games over 26 Saturdays, and the Fox broadcast network will go from its 26-week schedule to 12 regular-season games.” (SI)

    Either way, COPS isn’t coming back.

  • Sam

    It was a great episode of Do No Harm that anyone watching the show wanted to happen. We waited to witness what would if the evil other got into surgery and the repurcusions. I for one I’m happy that i stayed on for the ride!
    And will watch to the end.

  • cb

    The name of the Broadway Show that has grossed more than $2 Billion Worldwide, and a movie that added another $600 Million Worldwide is spelled MAMMA MIA. There are 3 M’s in MAMMA.

    While Mama and Mamma can be interchanged in society, when dealing with the title of a Show or Movie, spelling is not optional.

    I wouldn’t see HARREY Potter listed, Or Woody ALAN’s Annie Hall in the TV listings…

  • Joseph

    I suspect that in most major markets, local baseball or local pre-season pro football dominated local ratings.

    With numbers for ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC being this low, I wouldn’t be surprised if Univision won the night in key demos among broadcast networks and maybe total veiwers as well.

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