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Saturday Ratings: 4 Broadcast Nets Plunge to Under 9-Million Viewers in Total

SATURDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate rating results for Thursday, March 22. These results are time period based and are only approximate.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 2.86 million, NBC: 2.10, ABC: 2.09, Fox: 1.51

-Adults 18-49:
ABC and NBC: 0.4 rating/2 share each, CBS and Fox: 0.3/ 2 each

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Over the Hedge (R)
Viewers: 1.98 million (#1), A18-49: 0.3 rating/2 share (#1t)

CBS – 39 Days
Viewers: 1.74 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

NBC – Hope and Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media
Viewers: 1.95 million (#2), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

Fox – O.J.: The Lost Confession (R)
Viewers: 1.17 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Over the Hedge (R)
Viewers: 1.94 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#1)

CBS – 39 Days
Viewers: 1.81 million (#2t), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

NBC – Hope and Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media
Viewers: 1.81 million (#2t), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

Fox – O.J.: The Lost Confession (R)
Viewers: 1.36 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#1t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Over the Hedge (R)
Viewers: 2.01 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#1t)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 2.33 million (#1), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

NBC – Hope and Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media
Viewers: 1.97 million (#2), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

Fox – O.J.: The Lost Confession (R)
Viewers: 1.64 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#1t)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Movie: Over the Hedge (R)
Viewers: 1.99 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 2.75 million (#1), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

NBC – Hope and Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media
Viewers: 1.97 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

Fox – O.J.: The Lost Confession (R)
Viewers: 1.86 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 2.16 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 8.82 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 4.72 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 2.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 3.63 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 2.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. I am assuming that the basketball games probably did pretty well on TBS.
    Marc, do you see the big four networks ever giving Saturday evenings over to the local affiliates?

    • At the moment, no Louis. But, sadly, I don’t see the broadcast networks ever programming aggressively again on Saturday. And I worry that they will eventually abandon Friday nights.

      • I think you are right although the decline has slowed a bit, I think? CBS has been pretty stable on Fridays although with admittedly pretty low demo scores. Not sure what they will replace those shows with, though. Blue Bloods will start declining pretty soon, I think

  2. Maybe they should stop broadcasting reruns and stop taking long breaks during a regular season. I know I get disgusted a month or so after a season starts and they suddenly go on a month hiatus. Or take one or two weeks off!