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[07/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges Competition in Total Viewers with Repeat Lineup
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 (7/15/17):

NBC (2.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Saturday with repeats of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (2.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

ABC (2.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then was the silver draw with the season finale of "20/20: In an Instant" (3.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) plus a new "Still Star-Crossed" (1.149 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.298 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with a new "Doubt" (1.758 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) alongside a repeat "48 Hours" (2.082 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and a second "48 Hours" (3.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

And finally, FOX (0.923 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with its coverage of "Premier Boxing Champions" (0.923 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

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 (7/16/16):

ABC (2.889 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the network to beat on a low key Saturday with the season finale of "People's List" (1.961 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) followed by a new "In an Instant" (3.354 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

The silver then went to CBS (2.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a new "Angel from Hell" (1.759 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), a second "Angel from Hell" (1.717 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), a repeat "48 Hours" (2.572 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and another "48 Hours" (3.202 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was NBC (1.522 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with its presentation of "Nitro Circus" (1.522 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, "Premier Boxing Champions" (1.447 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) on FOX (1.447 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) closed out the night.

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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