As is typical FOX’s battle-scarred lineup of Cops and America’s Most Wanted won Saturday night with adults 18-49. CBS had the most viewers for the night. A repeat of 48 Hours Mystery at 10pm was the most-watched show of the broadcast night, both overall and with adults 18-49.
Persons Unknown is suffering through more scheduling shenanigans than just having last night off, but it’s a mystery why NBC doesn’t just pull it entirely. The Visa Gymnastics Championships weren’t exactly through the roof, but they still improved over Persons Unknown in the range of 2x-3x both with viewers and adults 18-49. The Visa Gymnastics Championships also improved versus last week’s Wrestlemania special.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, August 14, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|NBC||Visa Gymnastics Championships||1.0/4||3.42|
|CBS||Cold Case (R)||0.9/4||4.29|
|ABC||Bachelor Pad (R)||0.5/2||2.43|
|NBC||Visa Gymnastics Championships||1.0/4||3.46|
|CBS||Cold Case (R)||0.9/4||4.56|
|ABC||Bachelor Pad (R)||0.7/3||2.45|
|9:00||FOX||America’s Most Wanted||1.5/6||4.88|
|NBC||Visa Gymnastics Championships||1.1/4||3.87|
|CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||1.0/4||5.21|
|ABC||Bachelor Pad (R)||0.7/3||2.49|
|9:30||FOX||America’s Most Wanted||1.5/6||4.94|
|CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||1.1/4||5.58|
|NBC||Visa Gymnastics Championships||1.0/4||3.60|
|ABC||Bachelor Pad (R)||0.8/3||2.50|
|10:00||CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||1.4/5||6.45|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||0.9/3||3.22|
|ABC||Rookie Blue (R)||0.7/2||2.47|
|10:30||CBS||48 Hours Mystery (R)||1.6/6||6.99|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R)||1.0/4||3.48|
|ABC||Rookie Blue (R)||0.7/3||2.68|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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