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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, May 14, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
na 5.403M 1.0/3
na 3.982M 1.4/5
na 3.818M 0.9/3

na 3.798M 1.1/4

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

Note: “Last Week” numbers in this week’s report are based on the final national numbers. Additionally, HH rating/share was not available for this evening.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 5.403 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.7/7 HH rating [#3]
5.48M viewers [#3]
0.9/3 A18-49 [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (4.56M viewers, 0.7/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Mentalist-REPEAT (5.04M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery (6.60M viewers, 1.4/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 4.0/7
Viewers – 6.04M to 6.60M (+9%/+0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/4 to 1.4/4 (+17%)

ABC followed in second place for the evening with 3.982 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

4.7/9 HH rating [#1]
7.84M viewers [#1]
3.2/11 A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie – Pirates of the Caribbean at World’s End (3.98M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (8:00 – Buick Regal NBA Countdown):

Households – 2.3/5
Viewers – 3.57M
Adults 18-49 – 1.2/5

Last week’s numbers (8:14 – NBA Playoffs of ABC: Eastern Conference Semifinals – Miami Heat at Boston Celtics):

Households – 4.9/9
Viewers – 8.20M
Adults 18-49 – 3.4/12

NBC finished in third place for the evening with 3.818 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.6/5 HH rating [#4]
viewers [#4]
A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Chase (2.77M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers:

Households – 2.2/4
Viewers – 3.33M to 2.77M (-17%/-0.56M)
Adults 18-49 – 0.7/3 to 0.6/2 (-14%)

  • 9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Los Angeles-REPEAT (3.67M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-REPEAT (5.01M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.798 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.9/7 HH rating [#2]
6.78M viewers [#2]
A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: MLB on FOX (3.80M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

Week-to-week numbers (FOX NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darlington – 8:00-11:54):

Households – 4.1/8
Viewers – 6.98M
Adults 18-49 – 2.0/7


Notes: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on preliminary data. Comparisons 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 preliminary data. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final numbers for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final numbers for tonight’s episode of “48 Hours Mystery” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, May 21, 2011. Also keep in mind that because these are preliminary numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next weeks report.

Source: The Nielsen Company | Ratings information on this page consists of Preliminary and/or Final National numbers which include both Live viewing and DVR playback for the Same Day (defined as Live + Same Day or 3am-3am viewing). | Daily ratings figures can be found at PI Feedback, Zap2It and TV by the Numbers.

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