TV Ratings Saturday:Michigan/Connecticut Beats Arizona State/Stanford as College Football Rules Saturday

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September 22nd, 2013

Arizona State - Stanford

Scoreboard ABC NBC CBS FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 0.7/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.216 3.121 3.436 1.395

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

ABC was  number 1 among adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, College Football (Michigan/Connecticut or Kansas State/Texas depending on market) scored a preliminary 1.5  adults 18-49 rating up 15 percent from last week's 1.3.

On FOX, College Football (Arizona State/Stanford) garnered a preliminary 0.5 adults 18-49 rating down 55 percent from last week's 1.1.


Broadcast primetime ratings for September 21, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC College Football - Live (8-11PM)  1.5/5 5.22
NBC American Ninja Warrior - R 0.6/2 2.54
FOX College Football - Live (8-11PM) 0.5/2 1.58
CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.4/2 2.58
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.5/2 2.93
9:00 NBC Law & Order:SVU - R 0.8/3 3.17
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles - R 0.5/2 3.58
10:00 NBC Law & Order; SVU - R 0.8/3 3.66
CBS 48 Hours - R 0.6/2 3.98


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • Ultima

    @Sara Bibel

    ABC’s football coverage was regional; they aired both K-State/Texas and Michigan/UConn.

  • Igwell

    Who won?

  • diegobythenumbers

    Wow. Good repeats for SVU. Comedytime Saturday = I wanna cry.

  • diegobythenumbers

    Well, Crimetime Saturday makes me wanna cry too, but not too much.

  • Max Vrany

    @Sara/Ultima, and most of the country got Michigan/Connecticut, not Kansas State/Texas.

  • One @ Igwell

    Your mother, Mr. Igwell.

  • HV

    In my opinion, CBS should have repeated HIMYM and 2BG instead of M&M.



    Watched the Pirates win on ROOT Sports, then over to TCM OD for “The Honeymoon Killers”. Both were “Unforgettable.”

  • Jiji Moran

    In summary, the non-sports winner was “SVU”. Both of its episodes won its hour, even beating the usual winner at 10:00pm, “48 Hours”, but not by much.

  • Networkman

    Wow, the college football game on FOX did poorly. Not only was its demo low but it was not even able to garner 2 million viewers. I guess I always expect football, no matter what teams are playing to perform better than that and crack at least a 1.0 demo.

  • BBFan

    If MI had pasted UCONN early like Stanford did to Az St, ABC would have suffered too. Az St did come to life in the 2nd half but the outcome was never really in doubt. ABC on the other hand had an upset in the making for much of the game until MI came back in the 4th qtr.

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