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[06/09/19 - 08:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Modest Victory
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/8/19):

NBC (2.205 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday with an encore of "Songland" (1.117 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.750 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

Sharing said honors was FOX (2.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with its weekly coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.204 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and its second run lineup of "Shark Tank" (2.130 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.616 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "20/20 Saturday" (1.799 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, CBS (1.928 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the evening with repeats of "God Friended Me" (1.666 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (1.889 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 8 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Adam Sandler and musical guest Shawn Mendes, has averaged a 2.4 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.6/4 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 metered-market households.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/9/18):

FOX (2.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Saturday with its coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

NBC (2.835 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with "Taken" (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.011 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "Ransom" (2.281 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.178 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and a second "48 Hours" (2.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, a special "The Crossing" (2.152 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), the season finale of "The Crossing" (2.127 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and an encore "20/20 Saturday" (1.974 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) on ABC (2.084 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) rounded out the night.

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

· The June 9 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring musical guest Dua Lipa, has averaged a 2.4 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.6/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· It's the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all primetime telecasts on those nets in that category.

· Official-national ratings for the June 9 edition of "Saturday Night Live," including viewership numbers, are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, June 12.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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