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[07/15/18 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with FOX
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 (7/14/18):

ABC (2.350 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw on a very modest Saturday with rebroadcasts of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (2.887 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) and "Truth and Lies: The Family Manson" (2.082 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

FOX (2.139 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then shared the demo crown with its weekly "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.139 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1).

Next up was NBC (1.911 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #3) and repeats of "Will & Grace" (1.401 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and "Mamma Mia!" (2.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

And finally, CBS (1.552 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with its burn off lineup of "Me, Myself & I" (1.268 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), another "Me, Myself & I" (1.001 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), "Living Biblically" (1.132 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), another "Living Biblically" (1.140 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.385 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

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

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Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/17):

NBC (2.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Saturday with repeats of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (2.259 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3).

ABC (2.411 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then was the silver draw with the season finale of "20/20: In an Instant" (3.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) plus a new "Still Star-Crossed" (1.149 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (2.298 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with a new "Doubt" (1.758 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) alongside a repeat "48 Hours" (2.082 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and a second "48 Hours" (3.054 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1).

And finally, FOX (0.923 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with its coverage of "Premier Boxing Champions" (0.923 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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