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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, August 30, 2008

Note: Due to the unavailability of the fast nationals last week, “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers.

Additionally, household rating/share numbers were not available for this evening.

ABC finished in first place for the evening with 5.46 million viewers and a 1.9/7 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 1.8/3 HH rating [#4]
    • 2.92M viewers [#4]
    • 0.8/3 A18-49 rating [#4]
  • 8:00 p.m: Saturday Night College Football (5.46M viewers, 1.9/7 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Last week’s numbers (FILMMadagascar-REPEAT):
      • Households – 1.9/4
      • Viewers – 3.30M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.0/3

FOX followed in second place for the evening with 4.70 million viewers and a 1.7/6 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.5/5 HH rating [#3]
    • 3.91M viewers [#3]
    • 1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#2]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Cops (3.99M viewers, 1.4/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 8:30 p.m.: Another repeat of Cops (4.65M viewers, 1.7/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: America’s Most Wanted (5.08M viewers, 1.8/6 A18-49 rating/share).
    • Week-to-week numbers:
      • Households – 2.7/5 to x.x/x
      • Viewers – 4.17M to 5.08M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.5/5 to 1.8/6

CBS finished in third place for the evening with 4.15 million viewers and a 0.9/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 2.8/5 HH rating [#2]
    • 4.26M viewers [#2]
    • 1.3/5 A18-49 [#3]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of The Unit (2.98M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of NCIS (5.08M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And a repeat of 48 Hours Mystery (4.40M viewers, 1.1/2 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for CBS.
    • Last week’s numbers (NFL on CBS Preseason Football: Pittsburgh Steelers at Minnesota Vikings – 8-11:07pm):
      • Households – 2.8/5
      • Viewers – 4.29M
      • Adults 18-49 – 1.3/5

NBC followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.11 million viewers and a 0.8/3 rating/share among adults 18-49.

  • Last Week:
    • 10.2/19 HH rating [#1]
    • 16.56M viewers [#1]
    • 5.0/16 A18-49 rating [#1]
  • 8:00 p.m.: A repeat of Chuck (2.48M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: A repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2.58M viewers, 0.7/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: And another repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.26M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share) ended the evening for NBC.
    • Last week’s numbers (2008 Summer Olympics Saturday-Primetime – 8-11:44pm):
      • Households – 10.3/19
      • Viewers – 16.76M
      • Adults 18-49 – 5.1/16

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast national data. Comparison’s from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast nationals. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “Saturday Night College Football” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, September 6, 2008.

Also keep in mind that because these are fast national ratings, numbers may increase or decrease when the final nationals are released.

Source: Fast/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at PIFeedback and Zap2It.