TV Ratings Saturday: Oklahoma State/Baylor Matchup Tops the Night + '48 Hours' Flat

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November 24th, 2013


Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.0/6 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 6.553 4.436 2.399 1.824

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 one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, College Football (Baylor at Oklahoma State) scored a preliminary 2.0, up a full ratings point from the 1.0 adults 18-49 rating last week's game earned.

On FOX, College Football (Arizona State at UCLA) garnered a preliminary 0.5 down from last week's 1.0  adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 48 Hours matched last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.


Broadcast primetime ratings for November 23, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC College Football (Baylor at Oklahoma State ) 2.0 6 6.55
CBS Mike & Molly -R 0.8 3 3.48
FOX College Football (Arizona State at UCLA) 0.5 2 1.82
NBC The Voice-R 0.5 2 2.28
8:30PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 0.7 2 3.42
9:00PM CBS Criminal Minds -R 0.9 3 4.19
NBC The Blacklist -R 0.4 1 2.20
10:00PM CBS 48 Hours 1.0 3 5.66
NBC Saturday Night Live -R 0.8 3 2.72

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


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  • Joshcanada

    Any chance we are going to get the numbers for “Day of the Doctor’?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Amanda Kondolojy

    BBCA will probably issue a press release in the next few days (Tuesday at the latest, I’d imagine).

  • Joseph

    Yes, BBC America’s “Doctor Who” anniversary programming will likely give that network it’s biggest audience ever, but I don’t think it will attract more than 2 or 2-1/2 million viewers.

    In many cities, the most-watched prime-time show last night (November 23rd) was probably local telecasts of hometown pro hockey or basketball teams.

  • Joseph

    The next two weeks (November 30th and December 7th), we may actually see a spike in Saturday-night prime-time viewing levels driven by big college football games, especially on the 7th with conference championship games.

    But on Saturday night December 14th, TV may draw fewer viewers than any other night of prime-time TV so far this season, and not just because the college football regular-season will be over.

    Traditionally, the second Saturday night in December is the night when many companies hold their Holiday Office Parties.

    These mandatory-attendance events will result in many people being out that night, people who would normally be home on Saturday nights.

    TV viewing will take a major hit that night.


    How nice to see the M&M/CM-R/48 Hours lineup on CBS

    CRUSH The Voice/Blacklist-R combo on NBC & college FB on FOX


    CBS Tues 11/19 thru Sat 11/23–WINNER!

  • Tiger Bandit

    I don’t think these football game ratings are real.

    Aren’t most football fans like me? Don’t they flick around every couple of minutes. With so many games on, it’s so easy to watch a bunch of games at one time. With the stop and start nature of football, the games seem almost designed to flip back and forth.

    So, on Saturday I technically watched the Baylor/Ok. State game, the UCLA/ Ari. State game/ The Missouri/ Ole Miss game and the Tennessee/Vandy game.

    I suspect that there are hundreds of thousands of viewers doing the same thing as me. So if there are so many people flipping around so much, how can you accurately say what the ratings really were?

  • God Shammgod

    I don’t do that Tiger Bandit when I watch games I only watch that game. even the commercials

  • jp

    the UCLA vs ASU was very entertaining but wasn’t surprise that Baylor vs OK St. got the better rating because of the curiosity of Baylor offense. The next 3 weeks will be huge for ABC and FOX as the final stretch of the season will offer key matchups in terms of the BCS.

    Saw little bit of 48Hours. Its was ok. 5.66 million for 48 Hours is good in my opinion.

  • Edward

    I think that Baylor game could’ve been around 8+ if competitive. Not bad for two schools that aren’t the “well known establishment”. Baylor is going to be a solid team for College football in the years to come for big matchup showdowns.

  • Why Watch

    Another boring Saturday night of network TV. Watched a good movie instead. Though when I watch pro football, I do flip between games quite frequently, like Tiger Bandit mentioned.

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