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CBS and NBC Lead Sluggish Saturday

Hockey on NBC Beats Boxing on Fox

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, April 30 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.18 million, NBC: 2.65, ABC: 2.31, Fox: 1.65

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 1.0 rating/4 share, CBS: 0.8/ 3, ABC: 0.5/ 2, Fox: 0.4/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Jazz at the White House (R)
Viewers: 2.38 million (#2), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 4.37 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.12 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1)

Fox – Premiere Boxing Champions
Viewers: 1.32 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#3t)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Jazz at the White House (R)
Viewers: 2.29 million (#3), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#34

CBS – NCIS (R)
Viewers: 4.78 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.44 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Fox – Premiere Boxing Champions
Viewers: 1.43 million (#4), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Years (R)
Viewers: 1.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 4.74 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.31 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1)

Fox – Premiere Boxing Champions
Viewers: 1.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Years (R)
Viewers: 1.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

CBS – NCIS: New Orleans (R)
Viewers: 4.95 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.65 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Fox – Premiere Boxing Champions
Viewers: 1.59 million (#3), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 2.09 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 5.02 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.44 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20 (R)
Viewers: 2.53 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

CBS – 48 Hours (R)
Viewers: 5.34 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

NBC – NHL Playoffs – Round 2
Viewers: 2.85 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. FROM NBC

    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 revision for live sporting events. As those preliminary numbers stand, NBC Sports 8-11 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey ranks #1 for the night in adults 18-49 among the Big 4 networks and is also #1 among those nets in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 (tie), women 18-34 and all key adult-male demos, leading six of six half-hours in adults 18-49. In these preliminary numbers, Stanley Cup Playoff hockey grows by +57% from its first half-hour to its sixth in adults 18-49 (from a 0.7 rating to a 1.1).

    · In metered-market results, which are time zone-adjusted, last night’s NBC Sports 8:15-11:15 p.m. ET coverage of Stanley Cup Playoff hockey, featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Washington Capitals, posted a 1.7 rating, 3 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research.

    · Last night’s Stanley Cup Playoff hockey ranked #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters (with a 1.2 rating, 5 share from 8:15-11 p.m. in those 25 LPM markets), dominating six of six half-hours among the Big 4 networks.

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

    · The April 30 encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live,” with host Peter Dinklage and musical guest Gwen Stefani, delayed by a Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey overrun, averaged a 2.6 rating, 7 share from 11:45 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.2/6 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    · “Saturday Night Live” was the #1 non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 18-49 in the local people meters, ahead of all primetime entertainment programs on those nets.

    · 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 (1.89 to 2.84) and +2.203 million persons in total viewers (6.255 million to 8.458 million).

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

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