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TV Ratings Saturday: 'UFC on FOX' Wins Night, '48 Hours' Beats '20/20', Low Score for 'Shaun White: Going for the Gold'

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January 26th, 2014

Shaun White Russia Calling

Scoreboard FOX CBS NBC ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.1/3 0.8/2 0.6/2 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.546 4.629 2.222 2.651

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

On FOX, UFC: Henderson vs, Thomson garnered a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating up 10 percent from a 1.0 for FOX' most recent UFC bout on December 15.

On NBC, the special Shaun White: Russia Calling earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 48 Hours scored a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating up 50 percent from last week's 0.5.

On ABC, a Saturday edition of 20/20 notched a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating down 33 percent from last Saturday's 0.9.

Broadcast primetime ratings for January 25, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX UFC: Henderson vs. Thomson (8-10PM) 1.1/3 2.55
CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.6/2 3.36
ABC Flushed Away (8-10PM) 0.5/2 2.21
NBC Shaun White: Russia Calling 0.4/1 2.15
8:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 0.7/2 3.60
9:00 CBS NCIS - R 0.8/2 5.16
NBC The Blacklist - R 0.4/1 1.85
10:00 NBC Saturday Night Live - R 0.9/3 2.67
CBS 48 Hours 0.8/3 5.24
ABC 20/20 0.6/2 3.53

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2014 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Rey

    Yey for 48 Hours. I watched it last night. Great show.

  • thatguy

    @728huey

    I agree with you on the sales but as far as culture it’s influence is stronger than ever. I’m not even saying it’s a good thing but can’t deny it’s impact. I do like artists like jcole and kendrick because they’re lyrical. It’s not just about catchy hooks and good beats.

  • Christian

    I’m sure there aren’t too many lamenting not being able to see Miley twerk her flat ass for the 100th time. I, for one, am thankful for the reprieve!

  • Why Watch

    Absolutely worthless evening on network TV Saturday night.

  • Frank

    ABC appears to often show the worst movies for a Sat. night. They must have some better movies stored up. Show those!!

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