NBC Wins Primetime Week; 'TALENT' & WORLD OF DANCE Are #1 & 2 Shows
NBC has won the ratings week of June 19-25 in both primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49 and total viewers, paced by the #1 and #2 entertainment shows of the week on the broadcast networks in 18-49 and total viewers, "America's Got Talent" and "World of Dance." It's the fourth straight week "Talent" and "World" have ranked #1-2 among entertainment programs in both the 18-49 and total viewer lists.Joining those top two telecasts in the week's list of 10-highest-rated primetime shows on the Big 4 networks were "American Ninja Warrior" (#4), "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" (#6), the premiere of "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" (tied for #9) and "The Wall" (tied for #9). In total viewers, NBC also got #1-2 rankings from "Talent" and "World", a #4 finish from "LBS: Forever Young" and a #9 ranking from "Ninja." With the weekly wins in 18-49 and total viewers, NBC has now finished as the #1 network in entertainment programming (excluding live news and sports) for a fourth week in a row in adults 18-49, total viewers and adults 25-54. NBC also outrated its Big 4 competition for the June 19-25 week in every other key demographic - adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54. Season to date, NBC ranks #1 in adults 18-49, with an +18% margin over #2 FOX and CBS, despite Fox's boosts from the SUPER BOWL and last fall's seven-game Cubs-Indians World Series. NBC also ranks #1 or tied for #1 for the season among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults, men and women 25-54; men and women 18-49; and adults and women 18-34. In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 and is up +0.1% this season versus last (7.848 million vs. 7.838 million) NBC is retaining 100% of its year-ago average in adults 18-49 (with a 2.0 rating vs. a 2.0), millennial viewers (1.3. vs. 1.3 in adults 18-34) and all key adult-male demographics.