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[07/29/18 - 08:13 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: UFC Helps FOX Land Demo Crown
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 (7/28/18):

FOX (1.461 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) inched past the competition on Saturday with its coverage of "UFC Fight Night" (1.461 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

NBC (3.025 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) then was the silver draw with its duo of "Little Big Shots" (2.922 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.077 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was CBS (2.242 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with the premiere of "Pink Collar Crimes" (2.143 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) followed by a repeat "48 Hours" (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.293 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, encores of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.206 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "20/20: In an Instant" (1.989 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) on ABC (2.061 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) 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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/29/17):

NBC (2.877 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) was the top draw on a low-key Saturday with a new "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.195 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) and a repeat "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2.241 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

Second place then went to CBS (2.457 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with its mix of "Doubt" (1.823 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7), "48 Hours" (1.958 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (3.589 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

Next up was ABC (1.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.364 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "20/20: In an Instant" (1.847 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) plus the season finale of "Still Star-Crossed" (0.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7).

And finally, encores of "The F Word with Gordon Ramsay" (0.538 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7) and "Love Connection" (0.731 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7) on FOX (0.634 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the night.

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

· A July 29 encore of "Saturday Night Live," with host Lin-Manuel Miranda and musical guest Twenty One Pilots, has averaged a 2.3 rating, 6 share in households in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.7/4 in 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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