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Broadcast TV Ratings for Saturday, August 20, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
na 5.02M 0.9/3
na 4.12M 1.2/4
na 3.22M 0.8/3

na 3.05M 1.0/4

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

Note: HH rating/share was not available for this evening. Additionally, final national data was not available for last week’s programming.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with 5.02 million viewers, but was third among adults 18-49 with a 0.9/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

x.x/x HH rating
4.83M viewers [#1]
0.9/3 A18-49 [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation-REPEAT (3.81M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds-REPEAT (5.52M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 48 Hours Mystery-REPEAT (5.75M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in second place for the evening with 4.12 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.2/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

x.x/x HH rating
viewers [#2]
A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Gymnastics: Visa Championships (3.81M viewers, 1.2/5 A18-49 rating/share).

Last week’s numbers (Wrestlemania: The World Premiere – 9:00-10:00 – preliminary data):

Households – na
Viewers – 3.64M
Adults 18- 49 – 1.1/4

  • 10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Los Angeles-REPEAT (4.48M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with 3.22 million viewers, but was fourth among adults 18-49 with a 0.8/3 rating/share.

Last Week:

x.x/x HH rating
3.69M viewers [#3]
1.0/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Movie – Phineas and Ferb Across 2nd Dimension (2.87M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: America’s Funniest Home Videos-REPEAT (3.92M viewers, 1.0/3 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with 3.05 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.0/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

x.x/x HH rating
3.63M viewers [#4]
A18-49 rating [#1]

  • 8:00 & 8:30 p.m.: Cops-REPEAT & Cops-REPEAT (3.68M viewers, 1.1/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: American Dad-REPEAT (2.45M viewers, 0.9/3 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:30 p.m.: The Cleveland Show-REPEAT (2.37M viewers, 0.8/3 A18-49 rating/share).


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 “Gymnastics: Visa Championships” will be reported in next weeks report for Saturday, August 27, 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.