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[04/21/19 - 09:29 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins with "The Ten Commandments" Telecast
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/20/19):

ABC (4.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on the holiday weekend with its annual telecast of "The Ten Commandments" (4.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (1.540 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its coverage of the "NHL Playoffs: Carolina at Washington" (1.540 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (2.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with its mix of "Ransom" (2.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.664 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) and a new "48 Hours" (3.476 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

And finally, FOX (1.014 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with "Premier Boxing Champions" (1.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· An April 20 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host John Mulaney and musical guest Thomas Rhett, has averaged a 2.7 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.7/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks #1 for the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters.

· The April 20 telecast is up +29% versus "SNL's" April 2018 average for encores in metered-market households (2.7 vs. 2.1).


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/18):

FOX (3.064 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and NBC (1.925 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) shared the top demo spot on Saturday with their respective coverage of "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Racing" (3.064 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "NHL Playoffs: Maple Leafs @ Bruins" (1.925 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

CBS (3.400 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) however was the most-watched broadcaster with its mix of "Ransom" (2.988 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), a repeat "NCIS" (3.586 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "48 Hours" (3.628 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, encores of "American Idol" (2.034 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.685 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) rounded out the night on ABC (2.251 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· The April 21 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Sam Rockwell and featuring musical guest Halsey, has averaged a 2.7 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.0/6 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets in both categories.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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