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[12/01/19 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: College Football Puts FOX on Top
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/30/19):

FOX (5.359 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) scored top honors on Saturday with its presentation of "CFB on FOX" (5.359 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1).

CBS (2.450 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a distant second with its mix of "Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire" (2.671 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2), "Robbie the Reindeer: Lost Tribe" (1.932 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "The Story of Santa Claus" (1.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "48 Hours" (3.273 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was ABC (1.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and its presentation of "Saturday Night College Football" (1.978 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).And finally, NBC (2.838 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night with its annual telecast of "It's a Wonderful Life" (2.838 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #7).

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

· A Nov. 30 encore edition of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by David Harbour and featuring musical guest Camila Cabello, has averaged a 2.7 rating in "live plus same day" household results from 44 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Versus primetime programming on the Big 4 networks Saturday night, the "SNL" rebroadcast is the #2 show of the night in metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, behind only Fox's Oklahoma-Oklahoma State college football.

· Note that current metered-market results are not compatible with data issued before Oct. 5 due to changes in Nielsen methodology.

· The Nov. 30 rebroadcast matches the highest 18-49 rating among three 11:30 encores to have aired since Oct. 5.


Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/1/18):

FOX (8.266 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Saturday with its Big Ten Championship coverage on "CFB on FOX" (8.266 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (4.368 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its ACC Championship presentation on "Saturday Night College Football" (4.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Next up was CBS (3.427 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Neighborhood" (5.510 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Happy Together" (2.902 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "SWAT" (2.530 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus a new "48 Hours" (3.547 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

And finally, NBC (3.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) closed out the night with "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.268 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), another "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and a vintage "Saturday Night Live" (2.652 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

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

· The Dec. 1 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Claire Foy and musical guest Anderson .Paak, averaged a 4.1 rating, 10 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.5/8 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The Dec. 1 "Saturday Night Live" is the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets except Fox's Northwestern-Ohio State Big 10 Championship college football coverage.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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