TV Ratings Saturday: LSU/Alabama Dominates Night + 'Miss Universe' Down From Last Year

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November 10th, 2013

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Scoreboard CBS NBC FOX ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.9/13 0.9/3 0.7/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 11.55 3.35 2.38 2.67

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

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

On CBS,  College Football (LSU/Alabama)earned a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC Miss Universe 2013  notched a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, way down from last year's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating (when the special aired on a Wednesday).

On FOX, College Football (Texas/West Virginia) garnered a preliminary 0.7, even with  last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, College Football (Notre Dame/Pittsburgh) scored a 0.5, way down from last week's  preliminary 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for November 9, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS College Football (LSU at Alabama) 3.9 13 11.55
FOX College Football (Texas at West Virginia) 0.7 2 2.38
NBC Saturday Night Live -R (8-9PM) 0.7 2 2.54
ABC College Football (Notre Dame/Pittsburgh) 0.5 2 2.67
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9:00PM NBC Miss Universe 2013 (9-11PM) 0.9 2 3.76

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

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  • Jerome R

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

    On CBS, College Football (LSU/Alabama)earned a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating.

    On NBC Miss Universe 2013 notched a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, way down from last year’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating (when the special aired on a Wednesday).

    I think the ABC statement is an error

  • kb

    Why doesn’t cbs always put SEC games in primetime? They would win every saturday.

  • kb

    Bama vs LSU regular season game does better than game 3 of the world series. It’s not like college football is a juggernaut. They get good ratings. They aren’t the NFL. That just shows shows baseball’s decline.

  • kb

    WWhy does Notre Dame keep getting prime time games? They are painfully boring. The ratings agree with me.

  • davidwatts

    kb: I think it has something to do with ESPN having an SEC package. They love those primetime SEC games and having two primetimes is kind splitting your audience.
    Notre Dame was ranked. Big Ten rarely plays night games in November CBS had the best game. ND in primetime is a no brainer.

  • davidwatts

    that Texas-West Virgina game was very entertaining. I dont like any Big 12 teams, but love that conference style of play.

  • a p garcia

    I graduated from The University of Texas so it was almost mandatory for me to watch.

  • Danak

    Kind of odd that NBC’s non-sports programming beat or tied 2 football games.

  • Joseph

    Last night (November 9th) may be a preview of the future of Saturday nights in the Fall: I expect CBS will move most of their Southeastern Conference football games to prime-time, maybe as soon as next season; and I also expect NBC to move all of their Notre Dame games to prime-time next season as well.

    This will mean that most Saturday nights next Fall and in years following, there will be four college football games on broadcast-network TV, and that a college football game “will matter” only if it’s in prime-time!

    Saturday afternoons will become home to telecasts of “second tier” games (read: games that aren’t among top-ranked teams or that don’t have national appeal, even if they are nationally telecast).

  • Alan

    I guess nobody watched it because most people knew who won anyway. They should air it live next year.

  • Zach

    Joesph

    I was under the impression that CBS was only allowed to have 1 prime time regular season SEC game a season so that’s not possible for them to have every one at night.

  • Ultima

    @kb
    Why doesn’t cbs always put SEC games in primetime?

    They don’t have to the rights to air more than the one game a season in primetime and presumably it’s not worth the price to air two games a week.

    CBS has exclusive SEC timeslots, so ESPN would only be able to air SEC games at noon. Subsequently, the SEC would want a ton of money from CBS in order to give them both an exclusive afternoon and exclusive primetime game every week (as ESPN wouldn’t pay nearly as much for a noon-only package).

    Also, remember than the 3:30pm SEC on CBS is already the #1 college football program and it wouldn’t necessarily do better by moving to primetime.

  • Ultima

    @Joseph
    I expect CBS will move most of their Southeastern Conference football games to prime-time, maybe as soon as next season; and I also expect NBC to move all of their Notre Dame games to prime-time next season as well.

    I expect you to keep saying this year after year and continue to be wrong year after year.

    It’s not even worth it to explain to you why your expectations are ridiculous, it’s just faster to let everyone else that you’re a clueless idiot and should be ignored.

  • davidwatts

    I dont think Notre Dame would move all their games to primetime because tradition.

    also, a lot of fans love the 2:30 (central) time slot because you can tailgate early, without waking up at the buttcrack of dawn, got ot the game, hit the bars afterward and make it home before 2am.

    Dont know if there are any Pac12 fans here, but I have seen a lot of people complain about the weird, late start times for some game because of the Pac12 Network/ESPN commitments

  • kb

    Lol who the hell wants to watch notre dame? Unless they’re undefeated nobody cares. They were so lucky last year and had SO MUCH help from the refs to stay undefeated. Ended up embarrassing themselves in the title game. This season they suck. Their ratings are so low. What is nbc thinking? Nobody wants to watch this dreadfully dull team. They’re not a school that can compete consistently for titles. They haven’t since the bcs era started. Even other rich traditional schools that are struggling are a lot more entertaining than this clown school from indiana. USC, Michigan, nebraska.

  • MichaelZ

    Miss Universe down 50%. Can’t wait to see how the ultimate douche, Donald Trump, spins his latest T.V. disaster.

  • Jiji Moran

    If you have basic cable, and you don’t enjoy football, you are scurred.

  • Russell

    Ultima
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM
    @Joseph
    I expect CBS will move most of their Southeastern Conference football games to prime-time, maybe as soon as next season; and I also expect NBC to move all of their Notre Dame games to prime-time next season as well.

    I expect you to keep saying this year after year and continue to be wrong year after year.

    It’s not even worth it to explain to you why your expectations are ridiculous, it’s just faster to let everyone else that you’re a clueless idiot and should be ignored.

    You know Ultima you’re a nasty bitch. Get off the board.

  • THE OLD MAN

    GO CBS! Hope numbers hold

    @ Ultima

    Thanks for the noon ESPN spill. Knew CBS had SEC Exclusives @ 3:30 & kill in the ratings. More primetime games would not be a smart option.

  • jp

    its a shame ABC and FOX got those numbers but they knew that Bama vs LSU would get a bigger number. Very good night for the sport of college football.

    Surprise that the Miss Universe was on tape delay….but ok number if your NBC, especially up against 3 football games.

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