TV Ratings Saturday: 'Bet on Your Baby' Beats Mariah Carey Special, 'Sing Your Face Off' Starts Okay, Baseball Strikes Out

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June 1st, 2014

Mariah Carey At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer

Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.5/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 2.660 2.496 3.538 1.729

NBC and ABC tied for number one with adults 18-49, while CBS won with total viewers.

On NBC, Mariah Carey: At Home In Concert With Matt Lauer scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, matching the performance of the network's Coldplay special on Sunday, May 18. Dateline Saturday Mystery earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with its its most recent Saturday episode.

On ABC the season premiere of Bet On Your Baby earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating , even with the final rating for the previous season premiere. The series premiere of Sing Your Face Off garnered a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Your predictions were too optimistic.

On CBS, 48 Hours earned a 0.8, up 14 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, MLB Baseball  scored a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.


Broadcast primetime ratings for May 24, 2014 (All Live + Same Day Ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC Bet On Your Baby - Season Premiere 0.5/2 2.22
NBC Mariah Carey: At Home in Concert With Matt Lauer 0.4/2 1.99
FOX MLB Baseball - Live (8-10PM) 0.4/2 1.73
CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.3/1 2.47
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.4/2 2.71
9:00 NBC Dateline 0.8/3 3.69
ABC Sing Your Face Off (9-11PM) - Series Premiere 0.6/2 2.63
CBS The Mentalist - R 0.4/2 3.03
10:00 CBS 48 Hours 0.8/3 4.99
NBC The Night Shift - R 0.5/2 2.30


-Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights

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