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[06/25/17 - 10:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC, FOX
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 (6/24/17):

CBS (3.053 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.706 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.802 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (3.653 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

ABC (2.578 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a rebroadcast of "The Gong Show" (2.241 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and a new "20/20: In an Instant" (2.746 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was FOX (1.716 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with its week "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (1.716 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, NBC (0.968 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the night with "Nitro Circus" (0.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6).

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

· A June 24 encore of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Melissa McCarthy and featuring musical guest Haim, has averaged a 2.3 rating, 6 share in households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.7/5 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 18-49 in the local people meters, outrating every Saturday primetime telecast on those nets in that key measure.


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/25/16):

ABC (3.176 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with fresh installments of "People's List" (1.667 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #7) and "In an Instant" (3.930 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

NBC (2.953 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its coverage of "U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving" (2.493 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6) and "U.S. Olympic Trials: Men's Gymnastics" (3.183 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

Next up was CBS (2.353 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) with a repeat "48 Hours" (2.826 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) followed by "Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS" (2.117 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, FOX (2.045 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the evening with its weekly "Baseball Night in America" (2.045 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) coverage.

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Matthew McConaughey and musical guest Adele, averaged a 2.6 rating, 7 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.0/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· "Saturday Night Live" ranks as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters ahead of all primetime programming on those nets.

· The June 25 "SNL" is up +4% versus the show's June 2015 average in metered-market households (2.6 vs 2.5 for June 2015) and is matching the June 2015 average in 18-49 in the local people meters (1.0 vs. 1.0)

· 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).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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