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[07/26/20 - 09:23 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: MLB Puts FOX in Front 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/25/20):

FOX (2.449 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Saturday with its primetime coverage of "MLB on FOX: New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals" (2.449 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

NBC (2.468 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) was the most-watched network with its duo of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.719 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and "SNL Vintage" (1.965 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was CBS (2.300 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #3) with its repeat mix of "Magnum P.I." (2.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.184 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "48 Hours" (2.637 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

And finally, ABC (0.822 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.1, #4) closed out the night with its special "NBA Countdown presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart" (0.757 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T7) alongside a repeat "The Good Doctor" (0.953 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T7).

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

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Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/27/19):

ABC (1.842 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday thanks to repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1), "Press Your Luck" (1.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "Card Sharks" (1.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

The silver then went to NBC (2.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) with a repeat "Bring the Funny" (1.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.437 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

Next up was CBS (1.658 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with a new "Million Dollar Mile" (1.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) alongside repeats of "48 Hours" (1.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (1.953 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

And finally, FOX (0.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) rounded out the night with second runs of "So You Think You Can Dance" (0.654 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Beat Shazam" (0.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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