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[08/02/20 - 09:03 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: MLB, NHL Top Demos for FOX, 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 eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/1/20):

FOX (2.020 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its primetime coverage of "MLB on FOX" (2.020 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

A close second was NBC (1.514 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with the "Stanley Cup Qualifiers - Game 1 - Montreal vs. Pittsburgh" (1.514 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.398 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7), "48 Hours" (2.457 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and another "48 Hours" (2.723 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

And finally, ABC (1.962 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) rounded out the night with repeats of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.583 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "Shark Tank" (1.819 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and "The Good Doctor" (1.485 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T7).

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 (8/3/19):

NBC (2.413 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) was the top draw on another low key Saturday with "Bring the Funny" (1.401 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.919 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1).

ABC (1.608 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) then took home the silver with its all repeat lineup of "Shark Tank" (1.948 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2), "Press Your Luck" (1.486 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and "Card Sharks" (1.390 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (1.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with a new "Million Dollar Mile" (1.197 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4), the season finale of "Million Dollar Mile" (1.226 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and a repeat "48 Hours" (1.623 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

And finally, FOX (1.051 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) closed out the night with its coverage of "FOX PBC Fight Night" (1.051 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4).

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

· An Aug. 3 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Idris Elba and musical guest Khalid, has averaged a 2.2 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The 2.2 in metered-market households equals the show's highest overnight rating since June 29 (2.3 for an encore hosted by Don Cheadle with musical guest Gary Clark Jr.).

· "SNL" equaled the prior week's 2.2 household rating and has now matched or improved on its previous week's rating the last four weeks in a row.

· The Aug. 3 "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime programs on those nets for the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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