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Saturday Rating Scorecard: ABC Tops Low-Rated Night

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, June 25 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 3.18 million, NBC: 2.95, CBS: 2.35, Fox: 2.04

-Adults 18-49:
ABC and NBC: 0.6 rating/3 share each, CBS and Fox: 0.5/ 2 each

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – People’s List
Viewers: 1.77 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 2 (#4)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 2.81 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 3 (#1)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving
Viewers: 2.37 million (#2), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

Fox – Major League Baseball
Viewers: 1.90 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – People’s List
Viewers: 1.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 2.84 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving
Viewers: 2.62 million (#2), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

Fox – Major League Baseball
Viewers: 2.05 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#1t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: In an Instant
Viewers: 3.02 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Boxing
Viewers: 1.74 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#4)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics
Viewers: 2.81 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1t)

Fox – Major League Baseball
Viewers: 2.07 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: In an Instant
Viewers: 3.70 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Boxing
Viewers: 1.92 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3t)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics
Viewers: 3.01 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

Fox – Major League Baseball
Viewers: 2.16 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3t)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: In an Instant
Viewers: 4.29 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – Boxing
Viewers: 2.20 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics
Viewers: 3.31 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20: In an Instant
Viewers: 4.71 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#2)

CBS – Boxing
Viewers: 2.60 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics
Viewers: 3.60 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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

    NBC TIES FOR THE SATURDAY PRIMETIME WIN AMONG THE BIG 4, AS MEN’S GYMNASTICS HITS A 7-WEEK TIME-PERIOD HIGH IN 18-49

    “SNL” IS THE #1 TELECAST OF THE NIGHT IN 18-49 IN THE LOCAL PEOPLE METERS

    Saturday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC ties for #1 Saturday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, as well as men and women 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.

    “U.S. Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):
    · Ties for the slot win among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Wins the time period outright among those nets in adults 18-34.
    · Scores NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since May 7 (0.9 with Stanley Cup Playoffs) and generates the network’s biggest overall audience in the slot since May 14 (3.308 million with “Dateline Mystery” and “SNL Vintage”).
    · Increases steadily throughout its two-hour time period, growing +50% from its first half-hour to its fourth in 18-49 (0.6 to 0.9) and gaining +28% in total viewers (2.8 million to 3.6 million).

    “U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving” (0.4/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):
    · Ties for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and ranks #2 outright among those nets adults 25-54 and total viewers.
    · Ties for #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, women 18-34 and women 18-49.
    · Holds steady or grows half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including gains of +25% or 0.1 of a point in adults 18-49 (0.4 to 0.5), +50% or 0.2 of a point in women 18-49 (0.4 to 0.6) and +33% or 0.2 of a point in women 25-54 (0.6 to 0.8).
    · Is close to rounding up to a 0.5 (currently reporting a 0.446 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

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

    · An encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Matthew McConaughey and musical guest Adele, averaged a 2.6 rating, 7 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.0/5 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 18-49 in the local people meters ahead of all primetime programming on those nets.

    · The June 25 “SNL” is up +4% versus the show’s June 2015 average in metered-market households (2.6 vs 2.5 for June 2015) and is matching the June 2015 average in 18-49 in the local people meters (1.0 vs. 1.0)

    · Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with originals this past season growing by +49% going from L+SD to L+7 in adults 18-49 (1.83 to 2.72) and +2.090 million persons in total viewers (6.051 million to 8.141 million).

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