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[12/06/15 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins with College Football
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 (12/5/15):

FOX (8.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was the demo champ for the third consecutive Saturday with its "CFB on FOX" (8.701 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) coverage.

ABC (7.078 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then claimed the silver with its own "Saturday Night College Football" (7.078 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with repeats of "NCIS" (4.909 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3), "NCIS: New Orleans" (4.653 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5) and a new "48 Hours" (4.851 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

And finally, NBC (3.415 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its holiday presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life" (3.415 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

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

· The Dec. 5 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Leon Bridges averaged a 4.1 rating, 10 share in households in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 2.0/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters, to match the show's average for original telecasts last season in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 2.0) while growing +3% versus last season's average in metered-market households (4.1 vs. 4.0).

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, growing by +48% this season going from "live plus same day" ratings to "live plus seven day" ratings in national adult 18-49 results (from a 1.85 rating to a 2.73).


Here are the highlights of the six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/6/14):

ABC (9.209 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its presentation of the "ACC Championship Game" (9.209 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

FOX (6.286 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then snagged the silver with its coverage of the "Big Ten Football Championship Game" (6.286 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.645 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its mix of "48 Hours" (4.421 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), another "48 Hours" (4.572 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and the primetime portion of the "Mountain West Conference Football Championship Game" (1.941 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

And finally, NBC (3.859 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) closed out the evening with its annual airing of "It's a Wonderful Life" (3.859 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5).

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

·"Saturday Night Live," with host James Franco and musical guest Nicki Minaj (4.4 rating, 11 share in household results in the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research; 2.2/10 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters) delivered the show's second highest rating in metered-market households so far this season, trailing only the Nov. 1 telecast (with host Chris Rock and musical guest Prince, 4.9/12).

·It's also the show's second highest rating in metered-market households since March 1 (with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck, 4.6/12).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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