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[05/28/17 - 09:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges Demo Crown with "Furious 6"
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 (5/27/17):

NBC (2.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the demo champ on a modest Saturday with the feature "Furious 6" (2.389 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

FOX (2.041 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2) then was a close second with its coverage of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.041 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was CBS (2.822 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "Scorpion" (2.270 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "48 Hours" (2.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and another "48 Hours" (3.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

And finally, second runs of "To Tell the Truth" (2.341 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), another "To Tell the Truth" (2.248 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) rounded out the night on ABC (2.205 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4).

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

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Here are the highlights of the seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/28/16):

CBS (3.656 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Saturday with its repeat lineup of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.778 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #6), "48 Hours" (3.662 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and another "48 Hours" (4.530 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

FOX (2.205 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) then was the number two broadcaster with the return of "Baseball Night in America" (2.205 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

Next up was NBC (2.010 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) with the feature "King Kong" (2.010 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

And finally, ABC (1.862 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the evening with night three of "500 Questions" (2.693 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) and a rebroadcast of "Madoff, Part 1" (1.446 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #7).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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