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[06/12/16 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "O.J.: Made in America"
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 (6/11/16):

ABC (2.915 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) edged out the adults 18-49 crown on Saturday thanks to the premieres of "People's List" (1.932 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #8) and "O.J.: Made in America - Part 1" (3.407 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

NBC (2.172 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the number two draw with encores of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.361 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) and "Maya & Marty" (1.794 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.735 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7), "48 Hours" (3.474 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (4.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2).

And finally, FOX (2.702 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the evening with its "Baseball Night in America" (2.702 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) coverage.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Larry David and musical guest The 1975, averaged a 2.6 rating, 7 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.9/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The June 11 "SNL" is up +4% versus the show's June 2015 average in metered-market households (2.6 vs 2.5 for June 2015).

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this past season growing by +49% going from L+SD to L+7 in adults 18-49 (1.83 to 2.72) and +2.090 million persons in total viewers (6.051 million to 8.141 million).


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/13/15):

NBC (5.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its presentation of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5" (5.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1).

CBS (3.357 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with its repeat trio of "Elementary" (2.182 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (3.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "48 Hours" (4.552 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was FOX (2.110 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and its weekly coverage of "Baseball Night in America" (2.110 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

And finally, encores of "The Whispers" (1.856 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "In an Instant" (2.299 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) on ABC (2.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the evening.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Martin Freeman and musical guest Charli XCX, averaged a 2.5 rating, 7 share in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 1.0/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters.

· Versus the same night last year, the "SNL" rebroadcast is up +4% in metered-market households (2.5 vs. 2.4) and up +11% in 18-49 in the Local People Meters (1.0 vs. 0.9).

· 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).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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