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[06/10/18 - 08:39 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, MLB Win Race Among Adults 18-49
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/9/18):

FOX (2.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Saturday with its coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.821 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

NBC (2.835 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was the most-watched broadcaster with "Taken" (2.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.011 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.405 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with a new "Ransom" (2.281 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.178 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and a second "48 Hours" (2.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, a special "The Crossing" (2.152 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), the season finale of "The Crossing" (2.127 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and an encore "20/20 Saturday" (1.974 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) on ABC (2.084 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) rounded out the night.

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

· The June 9 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring musical guest Dua Lipa, has averaged a 2.4 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.6/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· It's the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all primetime telecasts on those nets in that category.

· Official-national ratings for the June 9 edition of "Saturday Night Live," including viewership numbers, are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, June 12.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/10/17):

FOX (2.313 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its primetime portion of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.313 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (2.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was a close second with an encore of "World of Dance" (1.825 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) followed by "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.671 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was CBS (2.603 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Blue Bloods" (2.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8), "48 Hours" (2.354 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.724 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "One Love Manchester" (1.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "20/20: In an Instant" (2.259 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) rounded out the evening on ABC (2.038 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 10 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Harry Styles, has averaged a 2.9 rating, 8 share in households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.9/5 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. It's the highest metered-market household rating for an "SNL" rebroadcast since April 1 (3.3 with host Alec Baldwin and musical guest Ed Sheeran)

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" encore is the #1 show of the night on the broadcast networks in both metered-market household and 18-49 in the local people meters, outrating every Saturday primetime telecast on those nets in both measures.

· Versus what the show averaged last year with June encores, last night's "Saturday Night Live" is up +12% in metered-market households (2.9 vs. 2.6 in June 2016).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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