November 27, 2011

The Sked: SATURDAY RATINGS November 26

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Tonight the audience will be back to normal levels — the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend does not suffer the TV usage declines that start Wednesday and continue through Saturday night.  Last night was a very typically quiet Saturday night of the long holiday weekend.

ABC led the way with college football, #6 Stanford defeating #22 Notre Dame in prime time.  The game scored a preliminary 1.5 Adult 18-49 rating in the fast nationals, which will go up to a 2.0 or more in the official nationals, down from a 3.0 and 3.4 the last two Saturdays when Stanford played higher-ranked teams.

The other networks were at a 1.0 rating or below.  FOX averaged a 1.0 with Cops (1.3 at 8:00 and 1.6 at 8:30) and a repeat Terra Nova (0.6 rating).

CBS and NBC each averaged a 0.9 rating for the evening.  CBS scored a 0.8 rating each for two How I Met Your Mother repeat episodes and an Unforgettable repeat.  48 Hours Mystery posted a 1.2 rating at 10:00 pm.

NBC aired its 85th anniversary special for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at 8 pm again (0.6 rating) followed by Bee Movie (1.0 rating) from 9-11 pm.


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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.