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[06/14/20 - 09:05 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Tops Night for 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/13/20):

NBC (2.691 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #1) was the top draw on Saturday thanks to a new "Dateline NBC" (2.688 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) followed by repeats of "Dateline NBC" (3.170 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) and "SNL Vintage" (2.215 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

A close second went to CBS (2.162 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) with its lineup of "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.338 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5), "48 Hours" (1.609 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and"48 Hours" (2.539 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was ABC (1.173 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) with encores of "The Last Dance" (1.239 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5), another "The Last Dance" (1.023 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "The Rookie" (1.256 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (0.710 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "LEGO Masters" (0.494 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) on FOX (0.602 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.1, #4) rounded out the evening.

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

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Here are the highlights of the nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/15/19):

FOX (3.844 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) claimed the top spot on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "U.S. Open Championship: Third Round" (3.844 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with an encore of "Songland" (1.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.051 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.809 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) with repeats of "Shark Tank" (1.776 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.641 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "The Rookie" (2.012 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, CBS (2.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the evening with repeats of "Magnum P.I." (2.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.227 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "48 Hours" (2.320 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 15 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Sandra Oh and musical guest Tame Impala, has averaged a 2.4 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.6/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters, maintaining 100% week to week in both measures.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks as the #1 non-sports show of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all entertainment programs on those networks for the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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