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[06/16/19 - 09:53 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, U.S. Open Top Charts
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 (6/15/19):

FOX (3.844 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) claimed the top spot on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: Third Round" (3.844 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with an encore of "Songland" (1.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.051 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.809 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with repeats of "Shark Tank" (1.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.641 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "The Rookie" (2.012 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, CBS (2.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the evening with repeats of "Magnum P.I." (2.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "48 Hours" (2.320 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 15 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Sandra Oh and musical guest Tame Impala, 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, maintaining 100% week to week in both measures.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks as the #1 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all entertainment programs on those networks for the night.


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/16/18):

NBC (2.476 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Saturday with a rebroadcast of "Jurassic Park" (2.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

FOX (2.442 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.442 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.061 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.494 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" (1.845 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

And finally, a new "Ransom" (2.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7) and repeats of "48 Hours" (2.625 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (3.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) on CBS (2.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) rounded out the evening.

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

· The June 16 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Charles Barkley and featuring musical guest Migos, has averaged a 2.5 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.

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime entertainment shows on those nets in that key demo.

· Official-national ratings for the June 16 edition of "Saturday Night Live," including viewership numbers, are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, June 19.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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