Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for Fox (NASCAR) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 looks certain to have led Fox to the adults 18-49 ratings win on Saturday, but because it was a live event we won’t know its actual ratings until the finals are out on Tuesday.

CBS’s Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley barely registered with a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

The burnoff of NBC’s already cancelled Chase episodes continued with a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating, the same as last week.

CBS’s 48 Hour Mystery drew a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, identical to last Saturday.

ABC’s Batman Begins averaged a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating from 8-11pm.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Saturday, April 30, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 FOX NASCAR 2011 ON FOX 1.5 6 5.499
ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 0.7 3 2.801
NBC CHASE 0.6 2 3.612
CBS Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley 0.3 1 1.290
8:30 FOX NASCAR 2011 ON FOX 1.6 6 5.691
ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 0.9 4 3.201
NBC CHASE 0.6 2 3.860
CBS Fight Camp 360: Pacquiao vs. Mosley 0.3 1 1.093
9:00 FOX NASCAR 2011 ON FOX 1.5 5 5.548
ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 1.1 4 3.546
NBC LAW & ORDER:  LOS ANGELES -R 0.6 2 3.379
CBS CRIMINAL MINDS – R 0.5 2 3.057
9:30 FOX NASCAR 2011 ON FOX 1.7 6 5.872
ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 1.2 4 3.792
CBS CRIMINAL MINDS – R 0.7 2 3.985
NBC LAW & ORDER:  LOS ANGELES -R 0.6 2 3.649
10:00 ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 1.3 4 4.060
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY 1.0 3 5.044
NBC LAW & ORDER:  SVU -R 0.9 3 4.743
10:30 ABC BATMAN BEGINS – R 1.3 4 4.101
CBS 48 HOURS MYSTERY 1.1 4 5.781
NBC LAW & ORDER:  SVU -R 1.1 3 5.285

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.


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.  More information on ratings is available here.

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.)

Fast National Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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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