TV Ratings Saturday: 'Dateline' & UFC Coverage Top Night + 'Bad Teacher' Series Finale Flat

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July 27th, 2014

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Scoreboard NBC FOX CBS ABC
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 0.8/4 0.8/4 0.4/2 0.4/2
Total Viewers (million) 4.00 2.02 2.58 1.87

NBC and FOX tied for number one with adults 18-49, but NBC won with 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 July 26, 2014 (All Live + Same Day Ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC Dateline  (8-10PM) 0.6 3 3.33
FOX UFC Saturday Night 0.6 3 1.55
CBS 48 Hours -R 0.5 2 2.69
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -R 0.3 1 1.54
8:30PM NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 0.8 4 3.79
FOX UFC Saturday Night 0.8 4 1.97
CBS 48 Hours -R 0.5 2 2.83
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -R 0.2 1 1.43
9:00PM NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.0 4 5.37
FOX UFC Saturday Night 1.0 4 2.26
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.-R 0.3 1 1.60
CBS Bad Teacher 0.3 1 1.47
9:30PM NBC Dateline  (8-10PM) 1.1 4 5.80
FOX UFC Saturday Night 0.9 4 2.23
ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.-R 0.4 1 1.60
CBS Bad Teacher 0.3 1 1.51
10:00 PM CBS 48 Hours -R 0.5 2 3.18
NBC The Blacklist -R 0.5 2 2.99
ABC Nightline Prime 0.5 2 2.32
10:30 PM CBS 48 Hours -R 0.6 2 3.76
ABC Nightline Prime 0.6 2 2.69
NBC The Blacklist -R 0.5 2 2.69

-Saturday's Ratings Via TV Media Insights

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


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