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[06/28/20 - 09:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Modest Night in Demos
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 (6/27/20):

ABC (1.771 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Saturday with its mix of "AFV: America, This is You!" (2.212 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "Shark Tank" (1.862 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (1.240 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

CBS (2.216 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) was the most-watched network with its trio of "MacGyver" (1.871 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4), "Magnum P.I." (2.320 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "48 Hours" (2.458 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was NBC (1.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) and its special "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future - The Concert" (1.186 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) followed by "SNL Vintage" (1.436 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (0.939 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "LEGO Masters" (0.632 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) on FOX (0.786 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) rounded out the night.

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 (6/29/19):

CBS (2.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) was the most-watched network on a low key Saturday thanks to repeats of "Magnum P.I." (2.073 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.222 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.376 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6).

The rest of the broadcasters shared the demo crown as NBC (2.023 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) offered up a repeat "Songland" (1.156 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.456 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1).

Next up was ABC (1.842 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) with encores of "Press Your Luck" (1.970 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "Card Sharks" (1.738 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and "Match Game" (1.817 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

And finally, a London edition of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (1.728 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) on FOX (1.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T1) rounded out the evening.

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

· A June 29 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Don Cheadle and musical guest Gary Clark Jr., has averaged a 2.3 rating, 7 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 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all programs on those nets for the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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