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[06/02/19 - 08:54 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, Baseball Top Charts
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 (6/1/19):

FOX (2.551 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the winner on the first night of June thanks to its coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.551 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

NBC (2.345 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) then took home the silver with an encore of "Songland" (1.500 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) plus a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.768 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.109 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with repeats of "God Friended Me" (1.748 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "48 Hours" (2.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and another "48 Hours" (2.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, ABC (1.863 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) closed out the night with second runs of "Shark Tank" (2.047 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.682 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "20/20 Saturday" (1.861 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 1 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Emma Thompson and musical guest Jonas Brothers, has averaged a 2.5 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.7/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks #1 for the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households.

· The June 1 telecast is retaining 100% of "SNL's" June 2018 average for encore telecasts in metered-market households (2.5 vs. 2.5).


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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