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CBS and ABC Shared Low-Rated Saturday Leadership

SATURDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS SCORECARD

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, January 21 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.01, ABC: 2.95, NBC: 2.81. Fox: 1.52

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 0.9 rating/4 share, CBS: 0.6/ 2, NBC: 0.4/ 2, Fox: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA Countdown
Viewers: 2.40 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Ransom
Viewers: 3.56 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 2.66 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 1.82 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA Primetime (San Antonio at Cleveland)
Viewers: 2.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

CBS – Ransom
Viewers: 3.38 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 2.64 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

Fox – Lethal Weapon (R)
Viewers: 1.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#2t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA Primetime (San Antonio at Cleveland)
Viewers: 2.94 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 3.72 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 2.63 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

Fox – Star (R)
Viewers: 1.18 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA Primetime (San Antonio at Cleveland)
Viewers: 2.83 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 4.05 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 2.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

Fox – Star (R)
Viewers: 1.21 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA Primetime (San Antonio at Cleveland)
Viewers: 3.15 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 4.25 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 2.84 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA Primetime (San Antonio at Cleveland)
Viewers: 3.69 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 4.82 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Viewers: 3.33 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM ABC

    The season two debut of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC is the highest-rated, non-Christmas NBA game of the 2016-17 regular season across ABC and ESPN. The San Antonio Spurs’ thrilling overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged a 2.6 metered market rating, peaking with a 4.0 rating from 11-11:15 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen.

    NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC delivered a 13.9 rating in the San Antonio market, making it the highest-rated game in the market this season across networks. The broadcast generated a 12.2 in the Cleveland market, placing it as the second-highest rated game in the market this season across networks.

    The Spurs-Cavaliers showdown delivered a significant streaming audience with 9,146,000 total minutes streamed, 231,800 unique viewers and an average minute audience of 59,800 viewers. This is up 28 percent, 31 percent and 14 percent, respectively, from last year’s season debut.

    NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC continues next week as the defending Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors host the LA Clippers at 8:30 p.m. Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Israel Gutierrez will provide commentary. NBA Countdown presented by Straight Talk Wireless precedes the game at 8 p.m. with Sage Steele, Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon.

    -30-

  2. FROM NBC

    “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE,” WITH HOST AZIZ ANSARI AND MUSICAL GUEST BIG SEAN, SCORES THE SHOW’S TOP OVERNIGHTS SINCE NOV. 12

    In Late-Night Metered-Market Ratings for Saturday Night:

    · “Saturday Night Live” has scored the show’s highest metered-market ratings since Nov. 12.

    · The Jan. 21 telecast, with host Aziz Ansari and musical guest Big Sean, scored a 5.1 rating, 13 share in “live plus same day” household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 2.5/12 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    · These are the strongest “Saturday Night Live” local-market ratings since the Nov. 12 telecast, which was the first “SNL” to follow the Presidential election. Featuring host Dave Chappelle and musical guest A Tribe Called Quest, the Nov. 12 edition averaged a 6.2 household rating and a 3.9 in 18-49 in the local people meters.

    · The 5.1 rating in households beat results for the final 10 “Saturday Night Live” originals from last season, while the 2.5 in 18-49 in the local people meters topped last season’s final 11 first-runs.

    · Last night’s “Saturday Night Live” was the #1 telecast of the night on the broadcast networks in both metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, outrating every Saturday primetime telecast on those nets in both categories.

    · National ratings, including viewer totals, for last night’s “Saturday Night Live” are due from Nielsen on Tuesday.

    · Note that “SNL” adds substantial viewership via time-shifting, with originals so far this season growing by +58% in 18-49 and +3.280 million persons or +44% in total viewers nationally going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to “live plus seven day” figures. In L+SD, “SNL” this season has averaged a 2.25 rating in 18-49 nationally and 7.525 million viewers overall, and in L+7, “SNL” grew to a 3.55 in 18-49 and 10.805 million viewers.

    · Versus the same point last season, “SNL” originals are up +27% in 18-49 nationally (3.55 vs. 2.79) and +2.317 million persons or +27% in total viewers (10.805 million vs. 8.488 million).

    · The average 10.805 million viewers in L+7 makes this the show’s most-watched season at this point in 24 years (versus prior seasons’ original telecasts through comparable dates), best since 1992 (12.308 million for that season’s first eleven originals).

    · The 3.55 average in L+7 adults 18-49 rating nationally average is the show’s best performances in the demo at this point since 2008 (4.34 for that season’s first eleven originals).

    Saturday Primetime Ratings:

    · NBC Sports’ primetime coverage of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships” averaged a 0.4 rating, 2 share in adults 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET.

    · From its first half-hour to its sixth, the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships” grew by 0.1 of a point or +25% in 18-49 rating (0.4 to 0.5), +40% in adults 25-54 (0.5 to 0.7) and +25% in total viewers (2.7 million to 3.3 million).

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