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[04/20/20 - 08:49 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "One World: Together at Home" Delivers More Than 14.6 Million Viewers
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 (4/18/20):

NBC (4.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its coverage of "One World: Together at Home" (5.346 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) alongside "SNL Vintage" (3.336 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

ABC (4.274 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its telecast of "One World: Together at Home" (5.176 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) plus a rebroadcast of "The Baker and the Beauty" (2.469 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.924 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its presentation of "One World: Together at Home" (4.097 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) followed by a new "48 Hours" (3.577 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, repeats of "9-1-1" (1.271 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8) and "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (1.068 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #7) closed out the evening on FOX (1.170 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

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Here are the highlights of the six ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/20/19):

ABC (4.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on the holiday weekend with its annual telecast of "The Ten Commandments" (4.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (1.540 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its coverage of the "NHL Playoffs: Carolina at Washington" (1.540 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

Next up was CBS (2.826 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with its mix of "Ransom" (2.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.664 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) and a new "48 Hours" (3.476 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

And finally, FOX (1.014 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with "Premier Boxing Champions" (1.014 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

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

· An April 20 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host John Mulaney and musical guest Thomas Rhett, has averaged a 2.7 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.7/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks #1 for the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters.

· The April 20 telecast is up +29% versus "SNL's" April 2018 average for encores in metered-market households (2.7 vs. 2.1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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