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[07/07/19 - 08:17 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: MLB Lifts FOX to Top 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/6/19):

FOX (2.313 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on Saturday thanks to its primetime coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.313 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

CBS (2.087 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) then took home the silver with the return of "Million Dollar Mile" (1.451 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) alongside repeats of "48 Hours" (2.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was ABC (1.746 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (1.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "The Good Doctor" (1.593 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "The Rookie" (1.686 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

And finally, NBC (1.527 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) rounded out the evening with its rain delay programming from "NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: Daytona" (1.527 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

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

· A July 6 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jason Momoa and musical guest Mumford & Sons, has averaged a 1.9 rating, 6 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 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all entertainment 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 (7/7/18):

NBC (4.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) staked its claim to the top spot on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Daytona" (4.225 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

FOX (1.859 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its weekly presentation of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (1.859 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was ABC (1.995 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.697 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "Truth and Lies: Waco" (1.645 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, CBS (1.617 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the night with the return of "Me, Myself & I" (1.413 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), a second "Me, Myself & I" (1.117 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), the return of "Living Biblically" (1.175 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), a second "Living Biblically" (1.235 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.380 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

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

Accurate Saturday late-night metered-market ratings are currently unavailable.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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