- Hard to say what it means when there's never been a regular season college basketball game in primetime for CBS before, so I'll just report that Duke/North Carolina pulled a 1.4 demo. That seems kinda soft, but I'm not sure what the expectations would've been.
- Fox's lineup continues to do well of late, with Cops (1.7), the 8:30 Cops rerun (1.8), and America's Most Wanted (1.9) all up double-digits from their prior season averages for the second straight week.
|Movie: King Kong||0.8||3||n/a||n/a||n/a||3.5||29||19||n/a||1/1|
|48 Hours Mystery||1.0||3||-29%||-17%||56%||2.1||31||32||-21%||17/20|
|Harry's Law (oR)||0.8||3||n/a||n/a||n/a||4.0||28||17||n/a||n/a|
|Law & Order: Los Angeles (oR)||0.9||3||13%||n/a||n/a||4.1||29||18||n/a||n/a|
|Law & Order: SVU (oR)||1.3||4||44%||n/a||n/a||1.8||31||42||n/a||n/a|
|America's Most Wanted||1.9||6||6%||0%||-5%||3.1||29||38||17%||1/18|
A18-49 - From Nielsen. Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - From Nielsen. Adults 18-49 share. Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Lead - Calculation. Percent difference from lead-in program.
Last - Calculation. Percent difference from previous original episode.
LeLa - Calculation. Percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous original episode.
Comp - Calculation. Competition. Total rating of all broadcast programs airing against it.
HUT - Calculation. Phrase commonly known as "Households Using TV," but in this case it's actually "Adults 18-49 Using TV." Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 who are watching any TV in that timeslot. A rough approximation based on all ratings/shares in the timeslot. More on this later.
bcShr - Calculation. Broadcast share. Percentage of US national big-5 broadcast TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Avg - Calculation. Percent difference from the show's average demo for previous original episodes this season.
Rank - Calculation. The rating's rank among the show's original episodes that have aired so far this season.
(R) = Regular-night repeat. These are ranked/averaged as if they were normal shows.
(oR) = Other-night repeat. These are not ranked/averaged in any way.
Will probably develop more disclaimers if this develops further, but the one that jumps out for now is that the stats in blue will be less accurate because for now I'm counting every program as if it maintains that same rating throughout each half-hour of the broadcast. That is almost always not the case in reality.
More Saturday Spotted Ratings.