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[08/19/18 - 09:15 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges Competition in Viewers, 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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/18/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games (across all networks) are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

ABC (3.165 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) inched past the competition on Saturday with its lineup of "The Good Doctor" (2.957 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "20/20 Saturday" (3.270 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

CBS (2.719 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then was the silver draw with a new "Pink Collar Crimes" (2.804 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) followed by a repeat "48 Hours" (2.792 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (2.560 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Next up was NBC (2.413 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) with "America's Got Talent" (2.332 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.574 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

And finally, encores of "MasterChef" (1.790 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and another "MasterChef" (2.121 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) on FOX (1.956 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) rounded out the night.

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

· The Aug. 18 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Chance the Rapper and featuring musical guest Eminem, 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 0.8/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Last night's "SNL" scored the show's high in 18-49 in the local people meters since June 23 (0.8 with host Jessica Chastain and musical guest Troye Sivan). The last time "SNL" topped a 0.8 in the local people meters was June 2 (1.0 with host Donald Glover and musical guest Glover as Childish Gambino).

· The Aug. 18 "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets in both categories.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/19/17):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some high rated local pre-season NFL games (across all networks) are included here but will be excluded from Officials.]

CBS (4.529 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with rebroadcasts of "48 Hours" (4.492 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) and "Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth" (4.548 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Sharing the top demo honors was NBC (4.226 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) with its coverage of "Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series" (4.226 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1).

Next up was ABC (3.324 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (3.474 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "$100,000 Pyramid" (3.222 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and "20/20: In an Instant" (3.277 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

And finally, second runs of "Lucifer" (2.013 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Love Connection" (1.990 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) on FOX (2.001 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) rounded out the night.

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

· An Aug. 19 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Harry Styles, has averaged a 2.6 rating, 7 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 top-rated "SNL" in both metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters since June 17 (2.6 in households, 0.9 in 18-49 with host Scarlett Johansson and musical guest Lorde).

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

· Versus the show's year-ago August encore, last night's "Saturday Night Live" is up +18% in metered-market households (2.6 vs. a 2.2 rating).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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