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[07/23/17 - 09:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share in Adults 18-49 Victory
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 (7/22/17):

NBC (2.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the top draw on a modest Saturday with an encore of "American Ninja Warrior" (2.125 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) plus a new "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.352 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

FOX (1.637 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its coverage of "UFC on FOX" (1.637 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.920 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.601 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "20/20: In an Instant" (2.220 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) plus a new "Still Star-Crossed" (0.941 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7).

And finally, a new "Doubt" (1.943 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7), a second "Doubt" (1.818 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.704 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #6) on CBS (2.155 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the night.

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

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Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/23/16):

FOX (2.444 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) pulled into the top spot on Saturday with its coverage of "UFC on FOX" (2.444 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

The silver then went to NBC (2.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with the feature "The Bourne Identity" (2.933 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was ABC (2.840 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a repeat "In an Instant" (2.557 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) followed by the season finale of "In an Instant" (2.982 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

And finally, CBS (2.133 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the evening with a new "Angel from Hell" (1.848 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), the finale to "Angel from Hell" (1.665 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8), the return of "Rush Hour" (1.853 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.791 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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