TV Ratings Saturday: Miami/Florida State Wins Big, '48 Hours' Up, 'Breeders Cup' Gallops to Last Place

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November 3rd, 2013

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Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.6/9 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.119 4.761 2.428 2.148

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

ABC was number one with adults 18-49 andwith total viewers.

On ABC, College Football (Miami at Florida State) scored a preliminary 2.6 adults 18-49 rating up 136 percent from last week's 1.1.

On FOX, College Football (Oklahoma State at Texas Tech) garnered a preliminary 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC The Breeder's Cup notched a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating down 43 percent from last year's 0.7.

On CBS,  48 Hours earned a 1.1, up 22 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for November 2, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC College Football (Miami-Florida State - Live (8-11PM) 2.6/9 8.12
CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.7/3 3.45
FOX College Football (Oklahoma State/Texas Tech) - Live (8-11PM) 0.7/2 2.43
NBC Breeder's Cup - Live 0.4/2 2.18
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.9/3 3.81
9:00 CBS Criminal Minds - R 0.8/3 4.40
NBC The Blacklist - R 0.4/1 1.91
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.1/4 6.25
NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.7/2 2.35

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


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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    For those of you keeping score, ABC has won the first three nights of November sweeps, though Sunday Night Football will surey put an end to the network’s winning streak tonight.

  • John A

    Good Mike and Molly repeat rating. 48 hours also did well.

  • Juan

    Go ABC winning the 1st 3 nights of November sweeps and since they’ll win Wednesday I’m sure with the CMAs that will be 4 nights

  • Joseph

    I believe that last year, the Breeder’s Cup coverage ran from 4 to 6 P.M. EDT.

    The low ratings may have scuttled the rumored plans of NBC to move the Triple Crown horse races into prime-time next year.

  • Raul

    Go ABC!

  • Niallers24

    Go ABC. If they can come in second place after Sunday night football then I’d be happy.

  • ragincajun

    The only reason ABC has won three nights is because CBS went with TBBT repeats on Thursday in anticipation of a Game 7 of the World Series.

  • Lisa

    It’s actually the Breeders’ Cup (note the correct placement of the apostrophe). One of my pet peeves, right up there with the incorrect spelling of Nielsen.

    The Breeders’ Cup did not air from 4-6 Eastern last year. It was shown from 3:30-8pm on NBC Sports Network before switching to NBC from 8-9 for the Breeders’ Cup Classic only. The schedule this year was the same. (And of course, the Friday card aired on NBC Sports in both 2012 and 2013).

  • rob60990

    The Breeders Cup didn’t do that great but I caught the exacta so I’m pleased. :D

  • Iggy

    Sorry, Nialler24, that is impossible. Brace yourself for 5th place.

  • Ultima

    The Breeders’ Cup did not air from 4-6 Eastern last year.

    I’m not sure what his problem is. Outside of his football will win the night comments, 99% of what he says or predicts is wrong. He’s either incredibly stupid or just intentionally posts wildly incorrect information for some reason.

  • Ultima

    Go ABC. If they can come in second place after Sunday night football then I’d be happy.

    There’s no way that they will beat CBS, which has the late national NFL game.

    There’s no way that they will beat AMC, which has The Walking Dead.

    There’s no way that they will beat FOX, which they only barely beat when FOX had all repeats two weeks ago (1.4 vs 1.1).

    Like Iggy said, brace yourself for 5th place… or hope for it, because they could always lose to Univision! ;)

  • MattyD



    Nice numbers for CBS considering

    Can’t wait for the new episode of the outstanding THE GOOD WIFE tonight

    @ Nailers

    Totally agree w/ Ultima & Iggy WATCH OUT UNIVISION 2

  • forg

    Nice repeat numbers for M&M, I hope the S4 premiere will pull solid numbers

  • Matt M.

    CONGRATS to ABC, currently the #4 network, for winning the first 3 nights of November Sweeps: Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Sunday night ratings shall be interesting, expecting all ABC shows to [finally] tick up.

  • Networkman

    Nice uptick for 48 Hours. CBS will keep this show on Saturday for a few more years to come.

    Congrats to ABC for winning its 3rd consecutive day of sweeps.

  • tom

    What placing is Univision at? I think they definitely are beating CW and NBC at this rate so far.

  • Ultima

    What placing is Univision at? I think they definitely are beating CW and NBC at this rate so far.

    I’m assuming you’re meaning for the season-to-date (because just Saturday would make no sense as the CW doesn’t program that night).

    Univision is a distant fifth amongst the broadcast networks through last Sunday (NBC 3.1, FOX 2.7, CBS 2.6, ABC 2.4, UNI 1.3, CW 0.7).

    If comparable numbers were available for the cable networks, I think both ESPN and TBS are probably right around where Univision is over the past five weeks.

  • Why Watch

    Nothing to watch this night. The time was better spent setting the clocks back.

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