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[06/21/20 - 09:24 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Another Low Key Night
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 (6/20/20):

NBC (2.473 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #1) led another low key Saturday with a two-hour "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #1) and "SNL Vintage" (1.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

CBS (2.274 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) was a close second with its mix of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (2.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4), "48 Hours" (1.879 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and another "48 Hours" (2.839 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T2).

Next up was ABC (1.018 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) with encores of "The Last Dance" (1.112 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4), another "The Last Dance" (0.904 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "The Rookie" (1.038 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

And finally, FOX (0.640 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T2) closed the evening with repeats of "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (0.777 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T4) and "LEGO Masters" (0.504 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T9).

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 (6/22/19):

FOX (2.727 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was the top draw on Saturday with its weekly presentation of "FOX Sports Saturday Presents Major League Baseball" (2.727 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1).

Second place then went to NBC (2.346 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) with "Songland" (1.325 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (1.929 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) with repeats of "Shark Tank" (2.062 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3), "The Good Doctor" (1.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) and "20/20 Saturday" (2.000 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5).

And finally, CBS (1.142 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) closed out the evening with primetime coverage of "Big3 Basketball" (0.909 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T5) plus a repeat "48 Hours" (1.608 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3).

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

· A June 22 encore telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Paul Rudd and musical guest DJ Khaled, has averaged a 2.4 rating, 7 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 0.6/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· The "Saturday Night Live" rebroadcast ranks as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households, topping all programs on those nets for the night.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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