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[05/12/19 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges Competition with NHL Playoffs
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 seven ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/11/19):

NBC (2.279 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its primetime coverage of the "NHL Playoffs: Blues at Sharks" (2.279 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1).

ABC (2.230 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then was the number two network with encores of "American Idol" (2.067 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was CBS (2.176 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) and its original lineup of "Million Dollar Mile" (1.658 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4), "Ransom" (2.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4) and "48 Hours" (2.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, FOX (1.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) closed out the night with its latest installment of "Premier Boxing Champions Fight Night" (1.207 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T4).

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

· The May 11 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Emma Thompson and musical guest Jonas Brothers, averaged a 4.2 rating, 10 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.5/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The May 11 "Saturday Night Live" ranks as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters. In metered-market households, "Saturday Night Live" topped the #2 Big 4 telecast of the night, CBS' "48 Hours," by a +75% margin (4.2 vs. 2.4).

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" performed in line with "SNL" originals for the month of May last year, which averaged a 4.3 in metered-market households.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/12/18):

NBC (2.570 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) snagged the demo crown on Saturday thanks to the primetime portion of the "NHL Playoffs: Golden Knights at Jets" (2.596 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) and a vintage "Saturday Night Live" (2.517 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

CBS (3.050 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the most-watched draw with its lineup of "Ransom" (2.418 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #9), "48 Hours" (3.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (3.608 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3).

Next up was ABC (2.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) with encores of "American Idol" (2.196 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.075 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, FOX (1.027 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) likewise rounded out the night with repeats of "MasterChef Junior" (0.905 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a second "MasterChef Junior" (1.149 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

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

· The May 12 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Amy Schumer and musical guest Kacey Musgraves, has averaged a 4.3 rating, 10 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local 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" ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime programs on those nets.

· In metered-market households, it's the highest-rated "Saturday Night Live" since April 7 (4.6 with host Chadwick Boseman and musical guest Cardi B).

· The May 12 "SNL" aired live coast to coast (11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT) and was replayed at 11:30 in western markets.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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