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[05/31/20 - 09:08 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Leads Night of Repeats
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/30/20):

ABC (2.934 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the top draw on an all-repeat Saturday with its mix of "The Last Dance" (2.644 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), another "The Last Dance" (2.979 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "The Rookie" (3.178 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

NBC (2.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) took home the silver among adults 18-49 with "Despicable Me 2" (2.536 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "SNL Vintage" (2.383 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (2.733 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with second runs of "Game On!" (2.083 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.810 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (3.307 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Flirty Dancing" (0.922 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "LEGO Masters" (1.036 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) closed out the night on FOX (0.979 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4).

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

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Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/1/19):

FOX (2.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the winner on the first night of June thanks to its coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.551 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

NBC (2.345 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) then took home the silver with an encore of "Songland" (1.500 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) plus a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.768 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.109 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with repeats of "God Friended Me" (1.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, ABC (1.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) closed out the night with second runs of "Shark Tank" (2.047 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.682 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "20/20 Saturday" (1.861 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 1 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Emma Thompson and musical guest Jonas Brothers, has averaged a 2.5 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 metered-market households.

· The June 1 telecast is retaining 100% of "SNL's" June 2018 average for encore telecasts in metered-market households (2.5 vs. 2.5).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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