TV Ratings Saturday: Stanford/USC Football Ties Baylor/Texas Tech; Regular '48 Hours' Beats JFK '48 Hours' Special

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November 17th, 2013

Stanford USC November 16

Scoreboard ABC FOX CBS NBC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.0/3 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.710 3.190 4.409 2.463

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

On ABC, College Football (Stanford/USC) scored a preliminary 1.0 up 100 percent from last week's  preliminary 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, College Football (Baylor/Texas Tech) garnered a preliminary 1.0 up 43 percent from  last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  a special JFK themed 48 Hours earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  A second episode in the show's usual 10PM timeslot notched a 1.0 down 9 percent from a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating on November 2.



Broadcast primetime ratings for November 16, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC College Football (Stanford-USC)- Live (8-11PM) 1.0/3 3.71
FOX College Football Baylor/Texas Tech/Texas Tech) - Live (8-11PM) 1.0/3 3.19
CBS 2 Broke Girls - R 0.7/2 2.69
NBC The Voice - R (8-10PM) 0.6/2 2.39
8:30 CBS Mom - R 0.7/2 2.77
9:00 CBS 48 Hours: JFK 50 Years 0.7/2 4.63
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 1.0/3 5.87
NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.8/2 2.61

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  • Peter

    When are we gonna have the ratings for SNL?

  • Paulo PT

    2BG and Mom repeated well last night.

  • kb

    It’s wierd how low the jfk special is. I watched that and football games. Smoked some pot while watching. Things got very interesting. I felt like I was with Kennedy when he was assassinated. Amazing adrenaline rush. I LOVE WEED!

  • pooty

    Regular 48 Hours is easily one of the best shows on tv! Never lets me down. Keeps me warm on chilly lonely Saturday nights! Ja digg.

  • Joseph

    I was out with my girlfriend last night, but when we came back, I watched the CBS JFK special which we had set the DVR to record.

    The only fault I had with it was that a discussion of a possible conspiracy was inserted between the shooting of prime suspect Lee Harvey Oswald and footage from the funeral and burial.

    I think it would have been better if the discussion of a conspiracy had been at the very end of the special.

    Otherwise, it was a job well done.

  • Lukel

    Saturday nights have to be the most uneventful nights in the history of television.

  • Christian

    Doesn’t 48 Hours profile murders and other various heinous acts against humanity? How the heck does that keep you warm at night? Pooty, you are one terrifying individual and your neighbors should be worried. o.O

    Of course the JFK special would score low in the demo — he was assassinated 50 yrs ago! It wasn’t going to be of much interest to those who don’t yet qualify for AARP.

  • tested

    The JFK specials always churn my stomach a bit. They’re making money off the death of a president. Frequently these specials lean on conspiracy theorists or political tripe. I avoid most of them. Surprised it rated as well as it did.

  • j

    I love the football games on fox but I miss AMW.

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