As almost always without sports competition, the veteran reality duo of Cops and America’s Most Wanted won out on Saturday night as Fox topped the night for adults 18-49.

The double Cops at 8pm drew a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, while America’s Most Wanted scored a 1.8 rating.

ABC’s Shrek The Third movie drew a non-embarrasing 1.5 rating from 9-11pm.

A new 48 Hours Mystery drew a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating from 10-11pm, down sharply from last week’s 1.7 rating. I believe the 9pm 48 Hours was a repeat, but have conflicting information.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, February 5, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX COPS 1.9 6 5.373
ABC WIPEOUT – R 1.2 4 4.092
CBS NCIS – R 0.7 2 5.817
NBC HARRY’S LAW – R 0.6 2 3.775
8:30 FOX COPS – R 2.0 7 5.831
ABC WIPEOUT – R 1.4 5 4.415
CBS NCIS – R 0.8 3 6.456
NBC HARRY’S LAW – R 0.6 2 3.817
9:00 FOX AMERICA’S MOST WANTED 1.9 6 5.427
ABC SHREK THE THIRD – R 1.4 4 4.140
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY -R 0.7 2 4.941
NBC LAW & ORDER: LA – R 0.6 2 3.899
9:30 FOX AMERICA’S MOST WANTED 1.7 5 5.078
ABC SHREK THE THIRD – R 1.5 5 4.756
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY -R 0.9 3 5.469
NBC LAW & ORDER: LA – R 0.7 2 4.205
10:00 ABC SHREK THE THIRD – R 1.6 5 5.136
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY 0.9 3 5.060
NBC LAW & ORDER: SVU – R 0.9 3 4.530
10:30 ABC SHREK THE THIRD – R 1.5 5 4.999
NBC LAW & ORDER: SVU – R 1.1 4 5.039
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY 1.0 3 5.767

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