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‘AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’ IS THE #1 TELECAST OF THE JUNE 17-23 WEEK IN 18-49 & TOTAL VIEWERS, NBC TIES FOR #1 IN VIEWERS

In Adults 18-49, “Songland” & “Ninja Warrior” Tie for #4 Among the Week’s Entertainment Shows

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and Is #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 18-34 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo

Excluding Sports, NBC Is Running the Closest It’s Been to #1 in Total Viewers in 16 Years

"Ninja Warrior" Increases by +12% in Total Viewers Vs. Last Summer's Monday Debut, "Dateline" Grows +17% Week to Week in 18-49

On Tuesday, “Talent” Hits a Season-High in Total Viewers, “Songland” Grows +9%, NBC Sweeps the Night

Wednesday’s “Game of Games” Encore Nearly Wins the 9 p.m. Hour, Tops Originals of “First Responders” & “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget”

NBC Ties for the Friday Win in 18-49, "Dateline" Is the #1 Show, A "Ninja" Encore" Takes the 8-10 p.m. Timeslot; “Dateline Mystery” Is Saturday’s #1 Non-Sports Primetime Big 4 Show

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 25, 2019 — NBC has tied for #1 for the primetime ratings week of June 17-23 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research. NBC also ranked #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54, adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos

“America’s Got Talent” is the #1 telecast of the week in adults 18-49 and total viewers, and is joined among the week’s top programs in 18-49 by Monday’s “American Ninja Warrior” and Tuesday’s “Songland” (tied for #4).

“Talent” has been the #1 entertainment telecast of the week in 18-49 and total viewers every week so far this summer.

Overall for the week, NBC averaged 3.669 million viewers, tying it with CBS’ 3.669 million.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, adults 18-34 (tie), women 18-34 (tie), women 18-49 and women 25-54. In total viewers, excluding sports, NBC is running within 1.350 million persons of #1 CBS, NBC’s closest position to #1 in total viewers at this point in the season, excluding sports, in 16 years, since trailing by 674,000 persons at this time in 2002-03.

Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Week 39 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” June 17-23

ABC…0.7

NBC…0.6

Fox…0.5

CBS…0.4

CW…0.2

Total Viewers

NBC…3.7 million

CBS…3.7 million

ABC…3.4 million

Fox…2.0 million

CW…0.7 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…1.5

CBS…1.4

Fox…1.4

ABC…1.3

CW…0.4

Total Viewers

CBS…8.5 million

NBC…7.0 million

ABC…5.6 million

Fox…5.1 million

CW…1.3 million

NBC highlights for the week of June 17-23:

Monday

“American Ninja Warrior” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) maintained 100% versus its prior original in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.9 on Wednesday, June 5 from 8-10 p.m.) and increased by +10% in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.4 million). Versus the year-ago Monday premiere, “Ninja” was up +12% in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.3 million on June 18, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.) and finished within 0.1 in 18-49 (0.9 vs. 1.0).

“Live Plus Seven Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Within just seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “American Ninja Warrior” has been growing this summer by +44% in adults 18-49 and +1.3 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” Nielsens to a 1.36 rating in 18-49 and 5.8 million viewers overall.

“Dateline NBC” (0.7 rating in adults 18-49, 1.0 in adults 25-54, 4.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew +17% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6), +25 in adults 25-54 (1.0 vs. 0.8) and +20% in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.3 million). “Dateline” tied for #1 in the timeslot in adults 18-49 with ABC’s series premiere of “Grand Hotel” and ranked #1 outright ahead of “Grand Hotel” in adults 25-54 and total viewers.

Tuesday

NBC won Tuesday night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure.

“America’s Got Talent” (1.6 rating in 18-49, 10.0 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) set a new season high in total viewers and equaled its high 18-49 rating since the show’s May 28 season premiere. Week to week, “Talent” grew +7% in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.5) and +6% in total viewers (10.0 million vs. 9.5 million). “AGT” was the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure. L+7+Digital: Within seven days, across linear and digital platforms, “America’s Got Talent” is adding +78% in adults 18-49 and +4.1 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” results, rising to a 2.94 rating in 18-49 and 13.9 million viewers overall.

“Songland” (0.9 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and grew +9% in total viewers (4.531 million vs. 4.155 million), to deliver its most-watched episode since the show’s season premiere on May 28 (5.5 million). “Songland” ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key demographic. L+7+Digital: Within just seven days on linear and non-linear platforms, “Songland” has grown by +52% in adults 18-49 and +1.7 million viewers overall versus next-day “live plus same day” averages, increasing to a 1.62 rating in 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers overall.

Wednesday

An encore telecast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET.

A second rebroadcast of “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of the timeslot lead in 18-49 and beat original competition from Fox’s “First Responders Live” and CBS’ “NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget.” The 9 p.m. “Games” built on the prior hour’s encore by +40% in adults 18-49.

“The InBetween” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, and is #2 or tied for #2 in all other key measures. L+7+Digital: After seven days of linear and digital delayed viewing, “The InBetween” is doubling in adults 18-49 and growing by +2.2 million viewers overall versus its next-day “live plus same day” results, increasing to a 1.04 rating in 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall.

Thursday

An encore telecast of “The Wall” averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET), combing with the episode’s Feb. 5, 2018 original (6.7 million) for a total of more than 9.8 million viewers.

Rebroadcasts of “Law & Order: SVU” delivered a 0.3 rating in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET and a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET). The second “SVU” encore pulled into a tie for #1 in the 10:30-11 p.m. half-hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adult 18-49 and adults 25-54, knotted with ABC’s series premiere of “Reef Break.”

Friday

NBC tied as the #1 network among the Big 4 Friday night in adults 18-49.

An encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the two-hour timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and tied as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, while delivering the show’s highest total-viewer results among three Friday encores so far this season.

“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. L+7: Through the traditional September-to-May season, Friday’s “Dateline” grew by +51% in 18-49 rating (from a 0.57 to a 0.86) and more than +1.2 million viewers overall (3.5 million to 4.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

Saturday

NBC ranked as Saturday’s #1 non-sports network among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.

An encore telecast of “Songland” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus the previous week’s encore in this slot by +0.1 of a rating point in 18-49 and by +21% in total viewers (1.3 million vs. 1.1 million).

"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 0.6 in 25-54, 2.8 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) finished as the #1 primetime non-sports telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.

Sunday

A rebroadcast of “Hollywood Game Night” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) grew+19% versus the previous week’s encore in this timeslot in total viewers (1.8 million vs. 1.5 million).

An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) increased by +6% versus the prior week’s encore in this timeslot in total viewers (3.4 million vs. 3.2 million) and retained 100% in 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.6), despite competition this week from the ABC special “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda.” From its first half-hour to its fourth, the “AGT” encore increased by +75% in 18-49 (0.4 to 0.7) and +1.4 million persons or +54% in total viewers (2.6 million vs. 4.0 million).

A rebroadcast of “New Amsterdam” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) increased by +33% or +0.1 of a rating point versus the previous week’s rebroadcast in this time period in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3), to top this week’s first-run “The Good Fight” in the timeslot in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3).

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