TV Ratings Saturday: '48 Hours' Loses Steam While 'Hancock' & '20/20' Lead ABC to Victory

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January 19th, 2014


Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 3.17 2.90 2.72 1.36

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

Note: Sorry, we only have half hours ratings today. In the meantime, averaging these half hours into ratings for each show will often lead to errors

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 18, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Mike & Molly -R 0.7 2 2.70
ABC Hancock -R (8-10PM) 0.6 2 2.55
NBC Chicago PD -R (8-10PM) 0.5 2 2.59
FOX Almost Human -R 0.4 1 1.57
8:30PM CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.8 3 2.84
ABC Hancock -R (8-10PM) 0.7 2 2.50
FOX Almost Human -R 0.4 1 1.61
NBC Chicago PD -R (8-10PM) 0.4 1 2.46
9:00PM ABC Hancock -R (8-10PM) 0.9 3 2.85
CBS Intelligence -R 0.5 2 2.84
NBC Chicago PD -R (8-10PM) 0.5 2 2.82
FOX The Following -R 0.3 1 1.10
9:30PM ABC Hancock -R (8-10PM) 0.9 3 2.91
NBC Chicago PD -R (8-10PM) 0.6 2 3.13
CBS Intelligence -R 0.4 1 2.91
FOX The Following -R 0.4 1 1.16
10:00PM ABC 20/20 -R 0.9 3 4.01
NBC Saturday Night Live -R 0.7 2 2.64
CBS 48 Hours 0.5 1 2.93
10:00PM ABC 20/20 -R 0.9 3 4.21
NBC Saturday Night Live -R 0.8 2 2.65
CBS 48 Hours 0.5 2 3.16


-Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights
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  • Mathew k

    Only thing good yesterday was the Sam & cat special!

  • CBSviewer

    Series low for 48 Hours ?

  • Shepherd

    Looks like the Intel-R dropped by 50% too. I’ll be amazed if CBS airs E.3 as scheduled; flabbergasted it they don’t cancel it by Tues. afternoon.

  • John A

    Ive never seen 48 Hours that low. Must be a series low. It was a boring episode anyway.

  • Shepherd

    I just noticed that CPD also aired repeats. Getting beaten by, or even matching Intelligence is pathetic!

    Chicago PD is a lock for renewal…

    Indeed… :roll:

  • cc

    Nothing above a 1.0 What was with all the repeats? With no football, wouldn’t it have been a good time to show anything new? Even a movie.

  • Cassandra

    Lifetime’s adaption of Flowers In the Attic was the only worthy thing to watch last night.

  • Shepherd

    Ahhhh… Incest and rat poison. yum

  • Eve

    Nice numbers for those Chicago PD repeats.

  • pooty

    Damn what happened to 48 hours? I hated that episode but still…wtf ?!

  • Cath

    But the viewership on “48 Hours” increased in the second half hour? Still low though. Murder mysteries are more interesting than adoptions. The show sounded like a hugh PSA against foreign adoption. CBS didn’t promote the show either.

  • Anthony

    Cops and AMW would have won the night if fox hadn’t cancelled it.

  • pooty

    @ANTHONY===you are so right. I will never under Fox’s decision. I used to watch both shows faithfully on Saturday night.

  • Joseph

    I suspect that in most major markets, local pro hockey and pro basketball were the big ratings winners.

    I wonder if in parts of the northern United States, where Canada’s CBC is available over-the-air or on cable, if there was a lot of switching to CBC shortly after 10 P.M. EST because of a brawl that broke out during the opening minute of a hockey game between Calgary and Vancouver (which began at 10:05 EST), followed by a near-riot outside the Calgary dressing room as the teams left the ice for the intermission between the first and second periods.

    Supposedly in Canada, it became the most-watched 10 P.M. EST regular-season NHL game ever on the CBC.

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