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[07/05/20 - 08:18 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Holiday with "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
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 (7/4/20):

NBC (4.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) was the holiday champ on Saturday with its annual telecast of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (4.698 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and an encore of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (3.591 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

ABC (1.742 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) was the silver draw with its repeat lineup of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.188 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3), "Shark Tank" (1.486 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "The Good Doctor" (1.552 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (1.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #3) with second runs of "SEAL Team" (1.244 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8), "48 Hours" (1.733 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.161 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Celebrity Watch Party" (0.498 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) and "Ultimate Tag" (0.519 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) on FOX (0.508 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.1, #4) 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/6/19):

FOX (2.313 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on Saturday thanks to its primetime coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.313 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

CBS (2.087 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) then took home the silver with the return of "Million Dollar Mile" (1.451 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) alongside repeats of "48 Hours" (2.289 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was ABC (1.746 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (1.960 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "The Good Doctor" (1.593 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "The Rookie" (1.686 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

And finally, NBC (1.527 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) rounded out the evening with its rain delay programming from "NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series: Daytona" (1.527 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

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

· A July 6 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jason Momoa and musical guest Mumford & Sons, has averaged a 1.9 rating, 6 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 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all entertainment programs on those nets for the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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