or


[05/14/17 - 10:36 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NHL Playoffs Puts NBC on Top
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 nine ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/13/17):

NBC (3.382 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "NHL Playoffs: Senators at Penguins" (3.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "SNL Vintage" (3.155 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (3.250 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its mix of "48 Hours" (3.098 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) followed by new episodes of "Training Day" (2.596 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "48 Hours" (4.057 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3).

Sharing the silver was ABC (1.857 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with the feature "Monsters University" (1.897 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) and "20/20 Saturday" (1.779 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

And finally, encores of "MasterChef Junior" (0.936 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9) and another "MasterChef Junior" (1.157 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) rounded out the night on FOX (1.046 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

· "Saturday Night Live" has equaled the highest-rated primetime entertainment show on the broadcast networks in the last seven weeks in adults 18-49 and delivered the most-watched "SNL" May telecast in the last seven years.

· The May 13 edition of "Saturday Night Live," with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Haim, averaged 10.337 million viewers overall and a 2.74 rating in adults 18-49 in "fast official" "live plus same day" results from Nielsen Media Research.

· The telecast, which aired live coast to coast (11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT) and counted unduplicated viewers from 11:30 encores in western markets, generated the show's biggest overall audience for a May edition since May 8, 2010, (with host Betty White and musical guest Jay Z, 12.052 million). In 18-49, it's a high for a May "SNL" in six years, since the May 21, 2011 season finale (3.68 with host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga).

· With its 2.74 rating in adults 18-49, the May 13 "Saturday Night Live" ties as the #1 telecast so far this week on the broadcast networks in adult 18-49 rating, matching CBS' "The Big Bang Theory" (2.74 on Thursday night).


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/14/16):

ABC (3.435 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) took home the demo crown on Saturday with the feature "The Blind Side" (3.435 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

NBC (3.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was a close second with its duo of "Dateline NBC" (3.636 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a repeat "Saturday Night Live" (2.563 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was CBS (3.688 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and second runs of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.116 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "NCIS: New Orleans" (3.554 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) alongside a new "48 Hours" (4.396 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1).

And finally, encores of "Houdini & Doyle" (1.079 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "American Grit" (0.790 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) on FOX (0.935 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night.

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

· The May 14 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Drake, averaged a 3.9 rating, 10 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.8/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· "Saturday Night Live" ranks as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, ahead of all primetime programs on those nets in both measures.

· "Saturday Night Live" grew +5% versus the show's May 2015 average for originals in metered-market households (3.9 vs 3.7 for May 2015).

· Note that "SNL" adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals growing by +49% going from L+SD to L+7 in adults 18-49 (1.86 to 2.77) and +2.127 million persons in total viewers (6.184 million to 8.311 million).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [may 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[01/26/20 - 01:45 PM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA on ABC Holds Off NHL on NBC
The Alphabet wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is tops in total viewers.

[01/25/20 - 08:16 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Remains on Top in Demos
FOX holds onto the adults 18-49 crown while an all-repeat CBS is still the most-watched network.

[01/24/20 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's Dramas Return on Top
"Station 19" is the night's most-watched program while "Grey's Anatomy" leads the evening among adults 18-49.

[01/23/20 - 08:11 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spots with "Chicago" Dramas
The network leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/22/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins in Total Viewers
"This Is Us" and "NCIS" top said categories last night.

[01/21/20 - 01:47 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" Is Most-Watched Cable Drama Series Premiere in Over a Year, Drawing 2 Million L+3 Viewers
Paramount Network further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/21/20 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Stay on Top in Demos
The Alphabet wins Monday among adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.

[01/20/20 - 09:46 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFC Championship Puts FOX on Top
The network's NFL coverage easily wins the night in all categories.

[01/19/20 - 09:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with NBA Return
"NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC" wins the night among adults 18-49.

[01/18/20 - 08:22 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Keeps FOX on Top in Demos
The network remains the adults 18-49 champ while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/17/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race; CBS Tops Total Viewers
The Eye's "Young Sheldon" is the top program in both categories last night.

[01/16/20 - 01:34 PM]
Paramount Network's "68 Whiskey" is #1 Cable Drama Premiere of the Season Among M25-54 and M18-49
Paramount Network spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 15.

[01/16/20 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Chicago" Dramas Top Charts for NBC
The Peacock network takes home top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/15/20 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC's "Jeopardy!" Finale Tops Viewers, Demos
For the night, NBC is the top draw among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[01/14/20 - 01:00 PM]
College Football Playoff National Championship Scores More than 25.5 Million Viewers, Up from Last Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, January 13.