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[01/26/20 - 01:45 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA on ABC Holds Off NHL on NBC
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/25/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events.]

ABC (2.297 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) led the adults 18-49 race with its weekly presentation of "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC" (2.297 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1).

NBC (2.161 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) was a close second with the primetime portion of the "NHL All-Star Game" (2.161 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with repeats of "FBI" (3.026 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.981 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) plus a new "48 Hours" (3.501 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

And finally, FOX (0.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with the penultimate "Flirty Dancing" (0.982 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and the finale to "Flirty Dancing" (0.950 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

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

· The Jan. 25 edition of "Saturday Night Live," with host Adam Driver and musical guest Halsey, has averaged a 3.8 rating in "live plus same day" household results from 44 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Versus primetime programming on the Big 4 networks last night, "SNL" is the #1 show of the night in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters,

· Note that current metered-market results are not compatible with data issued before Oct. 5 due to changes in Nielsen methodology.


Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/26/19):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

ABC (3.188 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its weekly "NBA Countdown" (2.186 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) and "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC" (3.389 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) coverage.

NBC (2.147 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its telecast of the "NHL All Star Game" (2.147 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

Next up was CBS (3.994 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its mix of "FBI" (3.341 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "48 Hours" (3.794 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) and another "48 Hours" (4.847 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2).

And finally, FOX (1.893 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) closed out the night with its latest installment from "Premier Boxing Champions" (1.893 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

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

· The Jan. 26 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host James McAvoy and musical guest Meek Mill, averaged a 4.1 rating, 10 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.7/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· "Saturday Night Live" ranks as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all primetime shows on those nets, including ABC's primetime Warriors-Celtics NBA Basketball coverage.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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