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[06/23/19 - 08:43 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: Baseball Sparks FOX to 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/22/19):

FOX (2.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its weekly presentation of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.727 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.346 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with "Songland" (1.325 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.929 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

And finally, CBS (1.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) closed out the evening with primetime coverage of "Big3 Basketball" (0.909 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) plus a repeat "48 Hours" (1.608 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 22 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest DJ Khaled, 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 as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all programs on those nets for the night.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/23/18):

ABC (2.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its mix of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.861 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1), "20/20 Saturday" (2.075 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and another "20/20 Saturday" (2.173 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Sharing the demo crown was FOX (1.936 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (1.936 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was CBS (2.303 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "Ransom" (2.304 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.154 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a second "48 Hours" (2.453 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, a new "Taken" (1.741 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) rounded out the night on NBC (2.235 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· The June 23 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Jessica Chastain and featuring musical guest Troye Sivan, 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 0.8/5 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.

· It's the highest-rated "SNL" encore in 18-49 in the local people meters since June 2 (1.0 with host Donald Glover) and equals the top result in metered-market households since that same date (2.8).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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