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CBS and Fox Dominate Deadly Saturday

CBS Only Averages 3.9 Million Viewers Despite Victory; Teixeira vs. Evans on 'UFC Fight Night' Wins in Adults 18-49

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, April 16 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 3.91 million, ABC: 3.10, Fox: 2.13, NBC: 1.28

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 0.8 rating/3 share, ABC: 0.6/ 3, CBS: 0.5/ 2, NBC: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 2.78 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 3.62 million (#1), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3)

NBC – The Carmichael Show (R)
Viewers: 1.29 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4)

Fox – UFC Fight Night (Teixeira vs. Evans)
Viewers: 2.04 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 2.99 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 3.94 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Boxing
Viewers: 1.02 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4)

Fox – UFC Fight Night (Teixeira vs. Evans)
Viewers: 2.13 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 3.05 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds (R)
Viewers: 3.51 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Boxing
Viewers: 1.22 million (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#4)

Fox – UFC Fight Night (Teixeira vs. Evans)
Viewers: 2.11 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 3.00 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – Criminal Minds (R)
Viewers: 3.64 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Boxing
Viewers: 1.21 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

Fox – UFC Fight Night (Teixeira vs. Evans)
Viewers: 2.24 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 3.38 million (#2, A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 4.25 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – Boxing
Viewers: 1.52 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 3.33 million (#2, A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 4.54 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Boxing
Viewers: 1.45 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” IS THE #1 TELECAST OF THE NIGHT ON ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX IN METERED-MARKET HOUSEHOLDS AND IN 18-49 IN THE LOCAL PEOPLE METERS

    In Late-Night Metered-Market Household Averages for Saturday Night:

    · The April 16 telecast of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Julia Louis-Dreyfus and musical guest Nick Jonas, averaged a 3.9 rating, 10 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.9/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    · “Saturday Night Live” ranks as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, ahead of all primetime programs on those nets in both measures.

    · “Saturday Night Live” equaled its highest 18-49 rating in the local people meters since Feb. 13 (2.3 with host Melissa McCarthy and musical guest Kanye West).

    · “Saturday Night Live” grew +5% versus the show’s April 2015 average for originals in metered-market households (3.9 vs 3.7 for April 2015).

    · Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals growing by +50% going from L+SD to L+7 in adults 18-49 (1.93 to 2.89) and +2.246 million persons in total viewers (6.348 million to 8.594 million).

    Saturday Primetime Ratings:

    · Regarding Saturday’s primetime Nielsens, note that the fast-affiliate ratings that came in at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT are not time zone-adjusted and are subject to updates for live sporting events.

    · In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, last night’s NBC Sports 8:30-11 p.m. ET telecast of “Premier Boxing Champions,” featuring Errol Spence Jr. versus Chris Algieri, Krzysztof Glowacki versus Steve Cunningham and Marcus Browne versus Radivoje Kalajdzic, posted a 1.0 rating, 2 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.

    NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.