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‘TALENT,’ ‘TITAN GAMES,’ & ‘WORLD OF DANCE’ RANK AS THE TOP 3 ENT. SHOWS ON THE BIG 4 FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27-AUG. 2

NBC Wins the Week in 18-49, Marking the 10th Consecutive Week NBC Has Ranked #1 or Tied for #1 in 18-49

NBC Wins Its 10th Straight Monday Among the Big 4, "Titan Games" Is #1, a "Wall" Encore Is #2, a "Dateline" Rebroadcast Ties for #3

Digital / Social: “The Titan Games” Sets a Series Record For Total Social Activity, Grows vs. Its Season Average by +420%

Tuesday’s "World of Dance" Grows Week to Week by +40% in 18-49, “Talent” Is #1 for the Night, NBC Wins Its 14th Consecutive Tuesday

"Chicago" Encores Win Their 10th Wednesday in a Row Among the Big 4 in Total Viewers, Also Tie for #1 in 18-49 & 25-54

Thursday’s "SVU" Delivers Its Biggest Audience for an Encore Since April 9

“Dateline” Is Friday’s #1 Big 4 Telecast in the Key News Demo of 25-54

NBC Sports’ Coverage of the Canadiens-Penguins Stanley Cup Qualifier Is the Most-Watched NHL Game of 2019-20 Season Excluding the Winter Classic

Sunday Encores of "Cannonball,” “Titan Games” & “Talent” Grow Week to Week in Total Viewers by +19%, +43% & +20% Respectively

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Aug. 4, 2020 — NBC has won the primetime week of July 27-Aug. 2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research, with “America’s Got Talent,” “The Titan Games” and “World of Dance” ranking as the week’s top three entertainment telecasts on those networks in the key 18-49 demo.

It’s the 10th week in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in the adult 18-49 demographic. NBC also won the week in adults 25-54 and has now finished first or tied for first among the Big 4 nets for eight weeks in a row in that demo.

In adult 18-49 rating, “Talent” ranked #1 among Big 4 primetime programs in 18-49 and “The Titan Games” and “World of Dance” tied for #2 when excluding sports. Monday’s encore of “The Wall” tied for #7 excluding sports.

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 45 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” July 27-Aug. 2

NBC…0.5

ABC…0.4

Fox…0.4

CBS…0.4

CW…0.1

Total Viewers

CBS…3.2 million

NBC…2.8 million

ABC…2.3 million

Fox…1.6 million

CW…0.5 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

Fox…1.4

NBC…1.1

ABC…1.0

CBS…0.9

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

CBS…6.7 million

NBC…5.8 million

Fox…5.2 million

ABC…4.9 million

CW…1.0 million

NBC highlights for the week of July 27-Aug. 2:

Monday

NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks Monday night in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 and is #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in all other key demographics. In adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, NBC led six of six primetime half-hours among the Big 4.

NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 on 10 of 10 Monday nights so far this summer among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.

“The Titan Games” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all other key demographics (including a tie in adults 18-34). “Titan” has equaled or beaten its season-premiere 18-49 rating with nine of nine telecasts since the show’s May 25 debut and topped its season debut in total viewers with all nine telecasts since the May 25 “Titan Games” season premiere. Digital / Social: “The Titan Games” set a series record for total social activity with 971,100 Total Interactions. Activity for this episode was up +185% from prior episode’s 340,200 Total Interactions, and up +420% versus to the Season 2 average of 186,600 Total Interactions.

An encore telecast of “The Wall” (0.5 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) finished as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 behind only “The Titan Games.” In the timeslot, “Wall” ranked #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.

An encore telecast of “Dateline NBC” (0.4 rating in adults 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 2.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) tied as the #3 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and tied for #2 among women 25-54, behind only “The Titan Games.” “Dateline” won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

Tuesday

NBC won Tuesday night among the Big 4 networks in every key measure, with “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” scoring as the night’s #1 and #2 shows on the those nets in adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34.

“America’s Got Talent” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) was the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in 10 of 10 key ratings measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers (including a tie with “World of Dance” in women 18-34). In the two-hour 8-10 p.m. timeslot, ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in 10 of 10 key ratings categories, doubling the time period’s #2 network among the Big 4 in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.5 for ABC). Digital / Social: With social activity of 548,100 Total Interactions, “AGT” topped its season average (442,000) by +24%.

“World of Dance” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) jumped +0.2 of a point or +40% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.5) and +9% in total viewers (3.6 million vs. 3.3 million), ranking as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, 25-54 and 18-34, behind only “America’s Got Talent,” and tying “Talent” for #1 among women 18-34. “World” won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in 10 of 10 key ratings categories, (including a tie in men 25-54).

Wednesday

NBC’s encore “Chicago” lineup won the night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and ties for #1 in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. NBC has now finished #1 among the Big 4 networks in total viewers on 10 of 10 Wednesday nights so far this summer.

An encore telecast of “Chicago Med” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew +0.1 of a point or +33% versus the prior week’s encore in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and retained 95% in total viewers (3.3 million vs. 3.473 million).

A rebroadcast of “Chicago Fire” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and tied for #1 among those nets in adults 18-49, retaining 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4).

An encore “Chicago P.D.” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 In the timeslot, among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers and was #1 or tied for #1 among those nets in all other key measures. “P.D.” maintained 100% of the previous week’s rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4).

Thursday

An encore “Ellen’s Game of Games” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) maintained 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) to equal NBC’s best 18-49 rating in the timeslot since May 21 (0.8).

A rebroadcast “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) matched the highest 18-49 rating for an “SVU” encore since April 9 (0.4)

A rebroadcast “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) delivered the most-watched “SVU” encore since April 9 (2.663 million) and equaled the highest 18-49 rating for a rebroadcast since that same April 9 telecast (0.4), increasing by +0.1 of a point or +50% versus the prior week’s 10 p.m. encore in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.2) and growing +26% in total viewers (2.3 million vs 1.9 million).

Friday

A rebroadcast of “The Wall” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the previous week’s rebroadcast in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and increased by +7% in total viewers (2.2 million vs. 2.1 million).

An encore telecast of “Dateline NBC” (0.4 rating in adults 18-49, 0.7 in adults 25-54, 3.0 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) was the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in the key news demo of adults 25-54. “Dateline” equaled an 11-week Friday high in 18-49 (matching its best since May 15, 0.5) and ties a 12-week Friday high in 25-54 (equaling its best since May 8, 0.8). Week to week, “Dateline” maintained 100% in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4), while growing +17% in adults 25-54 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +5% in total viewers (3.0 million vs. 2.8 million).

Saturday

NBC Sports coverage of the Stanley Cup qualifier game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins (0.4 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall from 8-11:29 p.m. ET) generated a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.572 million viewers, making it the most-watched NHL game of the 2019-20 season, excluding the Winter Classic. It’s an increase of +46% versus the 2019-20 NHL regular-season average on NBC (1.074 million), making this the most-watched game ever on NBC to feature a Canadian team (excluding Winter Classics and traditional playoff games).

Sunday

An encore telecast of “Cannonball” (0.4 rating in adults 18-49, 2.1 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET) equaled NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding sports, since April 19 (0.4) – the last time NBC topped a 0.4 in this timeslot with no sports programming was March 15 (0.6). Week to week, “Cannonball” was up +0.1 of a point or +33% in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and +19% in total viewers (2.1 million vs 1.7 million).

A rebroadcast of “The Titan Games” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) increased by +0.1 of a point or +50% versus the previous week’s encore in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.2) and was up +43% in total viewers (1.6 million vs. 1.1 million).

An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of the prior week’s rebroadcast in this time period in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and increased by +20% in total viewers (1.9 million vs. 1.6 million).

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