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[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/1/15):

ABC (3.033 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its mix of "Celebrity Family Feud" (2.917 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4), a second "Celebrity Family Feud" (3.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and "Boston EMS" (2.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

CBS (3.230 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "Madam Secretary" (2.313 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11), "48 Hours" (3.530 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (3.847 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was NBC (1.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its trio of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (1.551 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Aquarius" (1.449 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Hannibal" (1.047 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, second runs of "Home Free" (1.215 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and another "Home Free" (1.370 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) on FOX (1.292 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) closed out the evening.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Reese Witherspoon and musical guest Florence + the Machine, averaged a 2.2 rating, 6 share in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.8/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, matching the show's results from the prior week in both measures.

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this season growing by an average of +44% going from "live plus same day ratings" to "live plus seven day" in adults 18-49 (from a 1.84 rating to a 2.65).


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/2/14):

ABC (3.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) pulled into the top spot on Saturday with its mix of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.570 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "20/20" (3.626 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and another "20/20" (4.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

CBS (3.235 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "48 Hours" (3.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2), "Hawaii Five-0" (2.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) and another "48 Hours" (3.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

Next up was FOX (0.992 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with encores of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (0.984 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), another "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (1.092 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "Gang Related" (0.946 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, NBC (1.549 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night with an original "Crossbones" (1.541 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12), another "Crossbones" (1.574 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.533 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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