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[08/11/19 - 09:24 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Wins Repeat Showdown in Viewers, 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 (8/10/19):

CBS (3.215 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) pulled into the top spot on Saturday with its all-repeat lineup of "NCIS: New Orleans" (2.875 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "48 Hours" (3.290 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1) and "48 Hours" (3.480 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T1).

NBC (2.255 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) then was the number two draw with "America's Got Talent" (2.089 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.585 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

Next up was ABC (1.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2) with second runs of "Shark Tank" (2.047 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5), "Press Your Luck" (1.580 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5) and "Card Sharks" (1.448 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

And finally, FOX (0.892 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) closed out the night with encores of "So You Think You Can Dance" (0.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Beat Shazam" (1.032 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T5).

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

Late-night metered market results for Saturday night are currently unavailable.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/11/18):

NBC (2.890 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) was the top draw on a low key Saturday with its telecasts of "Little Big Shots" (2.779 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.946 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

CBS (2.199 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) then was the number two network with a new "Pink Collar Crimes" (2.248 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2), another "Pink Collar Crimes" (1.979 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and a repeat "48 Hours" (2.371 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was ABC (2.187 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T1) with encores of "Castaways" (2.084 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.240 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, FOX (0.786 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #4) rounded out the evening with its broadcast of the "Jr. NBA World Championship" (0.786 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #8).

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

· The Aug. 11 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Gal Gadot and featuring musical guest Sam Smith, has averaged a 2.3 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.7/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Last night's "SNL" matched the show's high in 18-49 in the local people meters since June 23 (0.8 with host Jessica Chastain and musical guest Troye Sivan).

· Last night's "Saturday Night Live" is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, topping all primetime shows on those nets in both categories.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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