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‘TALENT,’ ‘WORLD OF DANCE’ & ‘TITAN GAMES’ ARE THE WEEK’S #1-2-3 BIG 4 SHOWS IN 18-49 VIEWERS

“The Wall” Gives NBC 4 of the Week’s Top 5

NBC Wins the Primetime Ratings Week of June 22-28 in Adults 18-49, Is #1 or Tied for #1 in 9 of 9 Key Demographics

“America’s Got Talent” Has Ranked as the #1 Most-Watched Entertainment Show Every Week It’s Aired an Original Since the Week of Sept. 14-20, 2015; Has Delivered This Summer’s Five Most-Watched Telecasts

Monday’s “Titan Games" & "The Wall" Match Their 18-49 Season Highs, NBC Sweeps 3 of 3 Primetime Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49 & Viewers

On Tuesday, "Talent" & "World of Dance" Are the #1-2 Shows of the Night in 9 of 9 Key Demos

Digital / Social: “AGT” Jumps +108% Week to Week in Total Social Activity and “World of Dance” Grows +102%, As Both Shows Hit New Season Highs

"Chicago" Encores Win Wednesday Among the Big 4 in Total Viewers & Adults 25-54, Are the #1-2-3 Shows of the Night in Viewers

"Blindspot" & "Council of Dads" Match Their Thursday Season Highs in 18-49

Friday’s “Dateline” Grows Week to Week by +24% in Viewers

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — June 30, 2020 — NBC has won the primetime ratings week of June 22-28 in the key adult 18-49 demographic, and finished #1 or tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in nine of nine key demographics – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 -- according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

It’s the fifth week in a row NBC has finished #1 or tied for #1 in the adult 18-49 demographic.

In adult 18-49 viewers, “America’s Got Talent,” “World of Dance” and “The Titan Games” scored as the week’s #1-2-3 Big 4 primetime telecasts, and with “The Wall” ranking #5, NBC accounted for four of the week’s top five shows by that metric.

“AGT” has also finished a dominant #1 for the week in total viewers and topped the list of primetime Big 4 shows in 10 of 10 key ratings measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

“Talent” has ranked as the #1 most-watched entertainment show every week it’s aired an original since the week of Sept. 14-20, 2015.

The five “AGT” telecasts so far this summer have generated television’s five most-watched telecasts since the end of the May sweep.

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 40 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” June 22-28

NBC…0.5

ABC…0.4

CBS…0.4

Fox…0.3

CW…0.1

Total Viewers

CBS…3.3 million

NBC…3.2 million

ABC…2.9 million

Fox…1.4 million

CW…0.6 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

Fox…1.5

NBC…1.2

ABC…1.0

CBS…1.0

CW…0.3

Total Viewers

CBS…7.1 million

NBC…6.1 million

Fox…5.7 million

ABC…5.2 million

CW…1.0 million

NBC highlights for the week of June 22-28:

Monday

NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks Monday night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers, sweeping all three hours of primetime in those three measures.

“The Titan Games” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s season-high rating in adults 18-49 to rank as the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. “Titan Games” has now equaled or beaten its season-premiere 18-49 and total-viewer with four of four telecasts since the show’s May 25 debut. Week to week, “Titan Games” increased by +14% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and +2% in total viewers (3.881 million vs. 3.795 million).

“The Wall” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, to rank as the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, behind only “The Titan Games.” “Wall” won the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; adults and men 18-34; and total viewers. Week to week, “The Wall” grew +17% in 18-49 (0.7 vs. 0.6) and +2% in total viewers (3.8 million vs. 3.7 million).

“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in adults 18-49, 0.9 in adults 25-54, 3.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; men 18-34; and total viewers, to tie as the #3 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, behind only “The Titan Games” and “The Wall.”

Tuesday

NBC won Tuesday night in every key measure, with “America’s Got Talent” and “World of Dance” scoring as the night’s #1 and #2 shows on the Big 4 networks in all key demographics (including a tie for #2 in men 25-54).

“America’s Got Talent” (1.3 rating in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET) retained 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3) and grew +2% in total viewers (8.7 million vs. 8.6 million). “Talent” 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. The June 23 “AGT” joined with the show’s four prior episodes to give “Talent” television’s five most-watched telecasts of the summer season to date. Digital / Social: The June 23 “AGT” has generated the most total social activity for a “Talent” episode so far this season, with 873,000 Total Interactions, up +108% from the prior week’s episode (420,800).

“World of Dance” (0.8 rating in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) won the time period among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key demographic, beating the ABC-CBS competition combined in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. a combined 0.6). “World” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 in nine of nine key demographics (including a tie in men 25-54), behind only “America’s Got Talent.” In total viewers, the June 23 “World” was up +19% versus the show’s average for its prior cycle, which aired during the regular season (4.1 million vs. 3.4 million), while maintaining 100% in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8). Digital / Social: “World of Dance” grew +102% week to week to a new season high of 469,200 Total Social Interactions, versus the prior week’s 232,700, to achieve the highest total activity for the show this season.

Wednesday

NBC’s encore “Chicago” lineup won the night among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54 and tied for #1 among those nets in adults 18-49.

An encore telecast of “Chicago Med” (0.4 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 total viewers, winning the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and tying for #1 among those nets in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

A rebroadcast of “Chicago Fire” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in total viewers and adults 25-54. “Fire” scored as the #3 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med” and “Chicago P.D.” Week to week, “Fire” retained 100% in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and 99.5% in total viewers (3.650 million vs. 3.669 million).

An encore “Chicago P.D.” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in total viewers, behind only “Chicago Med,” and was the #1 show of the night on those nets in adults 25-54. “P.D.” maintained 100% versus the previous week’s rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and increases by 9% in total viewers (3.656 million vs. 3.363 million).

Thursday

“Council of Dads” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) matched its highest Thursday rating to date in 18-49 and highest overall since the show’s special Tuesday preview on March 24 (0.7 with a lead-in from the “This Is Us” season finale). In total viewers, it’s the show’s best since May 7 (3.0 million). Week to week, “Council” increased by +0.1 of rating point or +33% in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3) and by +7% in total viewers (2.936 million vs. 2.733 million).

“Blindspot” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) equaled its season-high rating in adults 18-49 and delivered its biggest overall audience since June 4 (2.0 million viewers). Week to week, “Blindspot” retained 100% in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and grew +3% in total viewers (1.9 million vs. 1.8 million).

A rebroadcast “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) increased versus the prior week’s encore by +16% in total viewers (2.0 million vs 1.7 million), to deliver the show’s top total-viewer result for an encore since May 14 (2.3 million).

Friday

An encore telecast of Tuesday’s “World of Dance” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) retained 100% versus the prior week’s rebroadcast in this timeslot in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and 99.6% in total viewers (1.861 million vs. 1.868 million).

A rebroadcast of “The Wall” (0.3 rating in 18-49, 2.0 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the previous week’s rebroadcast in 18-49 (0.3 vs. 0.3) and grew +5% in total viewers (2.0 million vs. 1.9 million).

An encore telecast of “Dateline NBC” (0.4 rating in adults 18-49, 0.6 in adults 25-54, 2.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) increased by +0.1 of a point or +33% week to week in adults 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.3), +50% in adults 25-54 (0.6 vs. 0.4) and +24% in total viewers (2.597 million vs. 2.092 million).

Sunday

“Hollywood Game Night” (0.2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m.) earned its top total-viewer score since the shows June 7 regular-slot premiere. Week to week, “HGN” maintained 100% in 18-49 (0.2 vs. 0.2) and increased by +7% in total viewers (1.713 million vs. 1.594 million).

A rebroadcast of “The Titan Games” (0.2 rating in 18-49, 1.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET), from its first half-hour to its second, increases in 10 of 10 key ratings measures – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

An encore telecast of “America’s Got Talent” (0.4 rating in 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) retained 100% of the previous week’s rebroadcast in this time period in 18-49 (0.4 vs. 0.4) and grew +7% in total viewers (2.2 million vs. 2.1 million), maintaining a steady 0.4 rating in this timeslot in 18-49 for a fifth consecutive week.

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