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[09/08/19 - 08:16 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Rides College Football to Another 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 six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/7/19):

ABC (8.200 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) was once again the network to beat with its coverage of "Saturday Night College Football" (8.200 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1).

FOX (2.093 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a distant second with its own "CFB on FOX" (2.093 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.774 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with repeats of "Blue Bloods" (2.067 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #6), "48 Hours" (2.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (3.454 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

And finally, NBC (1.292 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) rounded out the night with the feature "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" (1.292 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

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

· A Sept. 7 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guests Halsey, has averaged a 2.1 rating, 6 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 0.6 in 18-49 matches the "SNL" high since June 1 (0.7 for a rebroadcast with host Emma Thompson and musical guest Jonas Brothers).

· The Sept. 7 "Saturday Night Live" encore ranks as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime programs on those nets for the night except ABC's LSU-Texas college football telecast.


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/8/18):

ABC (3.407 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot last night with week two of its "Saturday Night College Football" (3.407 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) coverage.

FOX (2.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the silver draw with its own "CFB on FOX" (2.110 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) coverage.

Next up was CBS (2.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) with a new "Pink Collar Crimes" (2.172 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) followed by repeats of "48 Hours" (2.882 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and a second "48 Hours" (2.769 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, NBC (2.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed out the night with "America's Got Talent" (2.236 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

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

· The Sept. 8 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by John Mulaney and featuring musical guest Jack White, has averaged a 2.6 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.

· This week's "SNL" scored the show's highest metered-market household rating since June 2 (2.8 with host Donald Glover and musical guest Glover as Childish Gambino).

· The Sept. 8 "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all primetime shows on those nets.

· The Sept. 8 telecast is up +8% versus "SNL's" September 2017 average for rebroadcasts in metered-market household ratings (2.6 vs. 2.4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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