TV Ratings Saturday: NASCAR & College Football in Dead Heat, ‘Do No Harm’ Finale Down

Do No Harm finale

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.7/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.98 3.58 3.71 1.77

NOTE: Due to the nature of live  programming the ratings for  ABC (NASCAR) and FOX (College Football) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers.

ABC and FOX tied for number 1 among adults 18-49 while ABC was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, NASCAR scored a preliminary 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, College Football garnered a preliminary 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the series finale of  Do No Harm earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating down 20 percent from last week’s 0.5. Your predictions were too optimistic.

Broadcast primetime ratings for September 7, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC NASCAR (8-11PM) – Live 1.1/4 4.98
FOX College Football – Live (8-11PM) 1.1/4 3.58
NBC American Ninja Warrior – R (8-10PM) 0.6/2 1.88
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles – R 0.4/1 2.28
9:00 CBS 48 Hours- R 0.8/3 3.91
10:00 CBS 48 Hours – R 0.9/3 4.94
NBC Do No Harm – Series Finale 0.4/1 1.54


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