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TV Ratings Saturday: NASCAR Races Past Pre-Season Football & Gymnastics Championships

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August 24th, 2014

2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships Simone Biles

Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.2/5 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.443 5.313 3.708 1.083

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

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for ABC (NASCAR), CBS (NFL Football) and NBC  (Gymnastics) are preliminary and likely to change in the final ratings. In addition, there were local pre-emptions on all networks for NFL preseaon football, making these ratings very likely to be adjusted in the finals.

On ABC, NASCAR earned a preliminary 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, NFL Preseason Football (Saints/Colts) scored a preliminary 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, the 2014 P&G Gymnastic Championships garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 29 percent from a 0.7 last year.

Broadcast primetime ratings for August 23, 2014 (All Live + Same Day Ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Total Viewers (millions)
8:00 ABC NASCAR (8-11PM)- Live 1.3/5 5.44
  CBS NFL Preseason Football  - Saints/Colts(8-11PM) - Live 1.2/5 5.31
  NBC P&G Gymnastics Championships (8-10PM) 0.9/3 3.67
  FOX Brooklyn Nine Nine - R 0.4/2 1.32
         
8:30 FOX Brooklyn Nine Nine - R 0.3/1 1.11
         
9:00 FOX Glee - R 0.2/1 0.95
         
10:00 NBC Law & Order: SVU - R 0.9/3 3.79

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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.

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