- CBS got an absolutely colossal rating by college football regular season standards with their "Game of the Century" between LSU and Alabama. That game crushed ABC's regular football coverage, which was split between Kansas State/Oklahoma State and Notre Dame/Wake Forest. Despite the high drama in KSU/OSU, the ratings were at season low levels. The one good thing that can be said about ABC is that KSU/OSU grew more percentage-wise throughout the telecast than LSU/Bama. (The CBS game was already up to a 6.8 in the 8:30 half-hour, while ABC got just a 0.7.)
- Despite the huge football competition, the return of Fox's Cops (1.2 at 8:00, 1.3 at 8:30) somehow found season-high ratings.
|Sports: Saturday Night Football Pregame||3.2||0.8||3||32%||-38%||n/a||n/a||-35%||7/8||0.89|
|Sports: Saturday Night Football||3.1||0.9||3||37%||-68%||+13%||-38%||-60%||8/8||0.91|
|Sports: CBS College FB Pregame||14.8||5.1||17||44%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||1/1||6.73|
|Sports: CBS College FB||20.0||7.2||21||46%||+157%||+41%||+82%||+157%||1/2||7.71|
|Harry's Law (R)||3.4||0.5||1||19%||-38%||n/a||n/a||-13%||4/8||0.46|
|Prime Suspect (R)||4.1||0.6||2||19%||-25%||+20%||-38%||-18%||8/10||0.61|
|Law and Order: SVU (R)||4.7||0.9||3||25%||+0%||+50%||+20%||-5%||3/5||1.14|
|Terra Nova (R)||1.9||0.6||2||40%||-33%||-54%||+44%||-33%||2/2||0.49|
KEY (with much more detail at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page):
Viewers - The total number of viewers (age 2+, in millions) that watched the program.
A18-49 - Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - Adults 18-49 share. Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Skew - Percentage of the total audience that falls in the 18-49 demo.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
Lead - A18-49 percent difference from lead-in program.
LeLa - A18-49 percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Avg - A18-49 percent difference from the show's average demo for previous original episodes this season.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
TRUE - True Strength, a metric developed last summer that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in.
(R) - Repeat.
More Spotted Ratings in the Index.