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[08/06/17 - 09:00 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC 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 (8/5/17):

NBC (3.340 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) inched past the competition on Saturday with "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.593 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Second place then went to ABC (1.960 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with the feature "Big Hero 6" (2.010 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and a second run "20/20: In an Instant" (1.860 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.135 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with a new "Doubt" (1.972 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), a second "Doubt" (2.004 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.429 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

And finally, encores of "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (0.556 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) and "Love Connection" (0.749 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T8) rounded out the night on FOX (0.652 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.1, #4).

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

· An Aug. 5 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Emily Blunt and musical guest Bruno Mars, has averaged a 2.3 rating, 6 share in households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.7/4 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "Saturday Night Live" encore was the #1 show of the night on the broadcast networks in 18-49 in the local people meters, outrating every Saturday primetime telecast on those nets in that key measure.

· Versus the show's year-ago August encore, last night's "Saturday Night Live" is up +5% in metered-market households (2.3 vs. a 2.2 rating).


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/6/16):

NBC (19.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) towered over the competition on Saturday with its "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (19.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.5, #1) coverage.

CBS (2.016 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) was a distant second with its mix of "Rush Hour" (1.698 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and repeats of "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (1.726 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and "48 Hours" (2.623 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.668 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with second runs of "Last Man Standing" (1.588 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "Dr. Ken" (1.283 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "In an Instant" (1.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) plus a new "Boston EMS" (1.777 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, FOX (0.581 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the evening with repeats of "Wayward Pines" (0.604 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "Wayward Pines" (0.558 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10).

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

Late-night metered market ratings will return following the Olympics.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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