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[06/17/18 - 08:42 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Jurassic Park" Tops Adults 18-49 for NBC
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/16/18):

NBC (2.476 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the top adults 18-49 draw on Saturday with a rebroadcast of "Jurassic Park" (2.476 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

FOX (2.442 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.442 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.061 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.494 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story" (1.845 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

And finally, a new "Ransom" (2.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7) and repeats of "48 Hours" (2.625 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (3.500 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) on CBS (2.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) rounded out the evening.

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

· The June 16 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Charles Barkley and featuring musical guest Migos, has averaged a 2.5 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.7/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime entertainment shows on those nets in that key demo.

· Official-national ratings for the June 16 edition of "Saturday Night Live," including viewership numbers, are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, June 19.


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

FOX (2.352 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.352 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

ABC (2.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the most-watched network with a repeat "To Tell the Truth" (2.418 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) plus "20/20: In an Instant" (2.797 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was CBS (2.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Scorpion" (2.042 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8), "Criminal Minds" (2.410 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "48 Hours" (2.619 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, an encore of "World of Dance" (1.819 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.443 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) rounded out the evening on NBC (2.235 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 17 encore of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Scarlett Johansson and featuring musical guest Lorde, 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.

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" encore was 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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