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[06/03/18 - 09:05 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/2/18):

NBC (2.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw on Saturday thanks to a new "Taken" (2.063 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.387 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

FOX (2.091 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.238 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) and its mix of "Ransom" (2.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4), "Hawaii Five-0" (2.350 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "48 Hours" (2.097 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, encores of "The Bachelorette" (1.111 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "20/20 Saturday" (1.731 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) on ABC (1.317 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) rounded out the night.

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

· The June 2 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Donald Glover and featuring Glover as musical guest Childish Gambino, has averaged a 2.8 rating, 8 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.0/6 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· It's the highest-rated "SNL" encore in metered-market households since March 24 (3.0 with host Saoirse Ronan and musical guest U2).

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets in both categories.

· The June 2 telecast is up +8% versus "SNL's" June 2017 average for encores in metered-market households (2.8 vs. 2.6) and up +11% in 18-49 in the local people meters (1.0 vs. 0.9 for June 2017 encores).


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/3/17):

FOX (2.085 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Saturday with its primetime coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.085 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (2.563 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the most-watched network with a rebroadcast of "World of Dance" (1.960 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.866 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was ABC (2.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with a repeat "To Tell the Truth" (2.481 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and the return of "20/20: In an Instant" (2.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Hawaii Five-0" (2.454 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8), "48 Hours" (2.352 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.754 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) rounded out the evening on CBS (2.520 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

· A June 3 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Chris Pine and musical guest LCD Soundsystem, 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 is 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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