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


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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.