TV Ratings Saturday: 'NFL Honors' Flat With Last Year & '20/20' Rises on Slow Pre-Super Bowl Saturday

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February 2nd, 2014

John Elway

Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.8/2 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 3.84 3.15 4.27 2.42

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

On FOX, NFL Honors garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, even with last year's special.

On CBS, 48 Hours was even with last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating for both of its episodes last night. 

On ABC, a Saturday edition of 20/20 notched a 0.8, up two tenths from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for February 1, 2014 

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC Best of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (8-10PM)-R 0.9 3 3.86
FOX NFL Honors (8-10PM) 0.9 3 3.15
CBS 2 Broke Girls -R 0.6 2 2.82
ABC Blades of Glory (8-10PM) -R 0.6 2 2.15
8:30PM CBS Mom -R 0.7 2 2.94
9:00PM CBS 48 Hours -R 0.8 3 4.54
10:00PM NBC Saturday Night Live -R 1.2 4 3.81
CBS 48 Hours 0.8 3 5.29
ABC 20/20 0.8 2 2.95

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  • Mathew k

    I watched the two broke girls repeat.

  • Steven

    NFL Honors shouldn’t announce the winners before the award show airs!

    NFL Honors should air on sports channels (like ESPN, NFL Network), not on a broadcast network(s) and not on a Saturday!

  • Lukel

    SNL Repeats do very well!

  • jay


    NFL is not about tv ratings. It’s just a celebration for the season that was. They can just as easily not air it at all. It’s only been airing for a couple years now. I think the audience will grow.

  • jay

    Meant NFL honors is not about ratings.

  • JeffT

    Wow, 12,000,000 watched the networks. A test pattern would probably draw as many.

  • jj

    Hate the picture of John horseface Elway.

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