NBC encore Saturday w/ ‘America’s Got Talent’ to ‘SNL’ controlled viewers


From 8-10 p.m., an encore telecast of Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) is currently #2 in the time period in adults 18-49 and #1 in total viewers. 

Pending updates, this is NBC’s top non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period since November 28, 2009.  The “AGT” encore ran head-to-head against a repeat of ABC’s “Bachelorette” from 8-10 p.m. and doubled “Bachelorette” in every key ratings category (pending updates). 

From its first half-hour to its fourth, “America’s Got Talent” grew by 88 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.5 from a 0.8) and by 62 or 2.1 million persons in total viewers (5.4 million vs. 3.3 million).

At 10 p.m., an encore telecast of Wednesday’s “America’s Got Talent” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) scored the highest 18-49 rating for any non-sports primetime Saturday telecast on any major network since March 20. 

“America’s Got Talent” won the time period over all major-network competition in every key ratings category and beat the combined ABC-CBS rating in adult, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and men 25-54.  Pending updates, “AGT” scored NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period since November 8, 2008.

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night:

An encore telecast of “Saturday Night Live” (3.8/9 in metered-market households), hosted by Charles Barkley and featuring musical guest Alicia Keys, dominated its time period.  The “Saturday Night Live” encore was the top-rated show of the night in metered-market households, topping all primetime programs on all the major networks.  Versus the same night last year, SNL was up 15% in metered-market households (3.8 vs. 3.3).

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, the June 5 edition of “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 2.0 rating, 9share in adults 18-49, and was the #1 telecast of the night ahead of all primetime telecasts on all major networks.

NOTE: All national ratings and metered-market ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. 

Saturday Primetime Results (results my be inflated by local preemptions for the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon

(source: NBC)