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[07/28/19 - 09:25 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Demo Race; NBC Tops Total Viewers
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/27/19):

ABC (1.842 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday thanks to repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.149 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1), "Press Your Luck" (1.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "Card Sharks" (1.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

The silver then went to NBC (2.071 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) with a repeat "Bring the Funny" (1.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.437 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

Next up was CBS (1.658 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with a new "Million Dollar Mile" (1.302 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) alongside repeats of "48 Hours" (1.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (1.953 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

And finally, FOX (0.728 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) rounded out the night with second runs of "So You Think You Can Dance" (0.654 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #10) and "Beat Shazam" (0.802 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

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 (7/28/18):

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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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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