‘Million Second Quiz’ Matches a 19-Month Slot high in 18-49, Excluding Sports


via press release:

Saturday Primetime Results:

At 8 p.m. ET, “The Million Second Quiz” (0.7/3 in adults 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall) equaled NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period, excluding sports, in 19 months (since a “Voice” encore earned a 1.0 in the hour on February 11, 2012).

In total viewers, The Million Second Quiz” delivered NBC’s biggest overall audience in the Saturday 8-9 p.m. ET hour, excluding sports, in nine months, since December 1, 2012 (“It’s a Wonderful Life”).

From its first half-hour to its second, “The Million Second Quiz” grew in every key ratings category, with gains of 17% in 18-49 rating (to a 0.7 from a 0.6), 50% in adults 18-34 (0.6 vs. 0.4) and 200% in men 18-34 (0.6 vs. 0.2).

From 9-11 p.m. ET, an encore telecast of “American Ninja Warrior” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall) captured the show’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results among nine Saturday encores this summer.

There are NBC’s top non-sports results in the time period since May 19.

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