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[06/30/19 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Honors
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 (6/29/19):

CBS (2.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) was the most-watched network on a low key Saturday thanks to repeats of "Magnum P.I." (2.073 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.222 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6).

The rest of the broadcasters shared the demo crown as NBC (2.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) offered up a repeat "Songland" (1.156 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1).

Next up was ABC (1.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) with encores of "Press Your Luck" (1.970 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "Card Sharks" (1.738 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and "Match Game" (1.817 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

And finally, a London edition of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (1.728 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) on FOX (1.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) rounded out the evening.

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

· A June 29 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Don Cheadle and musical guest Gary Clark Jr., has averaged a 2.3 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.5/4 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/30/18):

FOX (2.990 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) took home top honors on Saturday with its weekly coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.990 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

NBC (2.829 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the silver draw with the finale to "Taken" (1.881 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.303 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.159 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with rebroadcasts of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Truth & Lies: The Murder of Laci Peterson" (1.892 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, CBS (2.268 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the evening with a new "Ransom" (2.431 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7), the season finale of "Ransom" (2.237 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.137 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

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

· The June 30 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Tiffany Haddish and featuring musical guest Taylor Swift, 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 0.7/4 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 both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime entertainment shows on those nets in both categories.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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