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[07/26/15 - 08:48 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: UFC Puts FOX on Top in Demos
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 (7/25/15):

FOX (2.286 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Saturday with its telecast of "UFC on FOX 16" (2.286 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1).

ABC (2.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then took home the silver with repeats of "BattleBots" (1.789 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), another "BattleBots" (2.120 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and the debut of "Boston EMS" (2.974 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Next up was CBS (3.650 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its repeat trio of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.494 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "Scorpion" (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "48 Hours" (4.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

And finally, a repeat "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (1.290 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) led into new episodes of "Aquarius" (1.186 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Hannibal" (1.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) on NBC (1.158 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

· An encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Chris Hemsworth and musical guest Zac Brown Band, averaged a 2.2 rating, 6 share in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 0.8/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters, making it the #1 entertainment telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the Local People Meters, ahead of all primetime non-sports programs on those nets.

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this season growing by an average of +44% going from "live plus same day ratings" to "live plus seven day" in adults 18-49 (from a 1.84 rating to a 2.65).


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/26/14):

NBC (3.996 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its usual mix of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (4.574 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) and "The Blacklist" (2.839 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

FOX (2.002 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T1) then split the demo crown with its presentation of "UFC on FOX 12" (2.002 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2).

Next up was CBS (2.575 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its lineup of "48 Hours" (2.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Bad Teacher" (1.473 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Bad Teacher" (1.507 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and another "48 Hours" (3.474 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, repeats of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.483 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), another "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" (1.618 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) plus "Nightline Prime" (2.510 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) on ABC (1.870 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) closed 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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