Saturday TV Ratings 5/23/20: SNL Vintage with Fred Willard Down but Still Ties The Secret Life of Pets and 48 Hours for the Win (UPDATED)

One week after the Graduate Together special featuring an appearance by former President Obama drew a combined 1.4 on broadcast, the networks this week struggled to even scrape a 0.3 together.

NBC somehow won the night with just a 0.3 average. They kicked off their night with The Secret Life of Pets at 8, which drew 0.3s for both of its hours. The animated flick was a box office blockbuster, and though these ratings aren't exactly massive, it's still enough to give it the win. At 10, SNL paid tribute to the late, great Fred Willard with an SNL Vintage episode hosted by him from 1978. It drew a 0.3, allowing it to also tie for #1.

The Last Dance is the #1 new show of the season for ESPN, but that magic didn't rub off on ABC. They aired repeats of it from 8 to 10 last night, but it seems like everyone that's already wanted to see it has already seen it with just a 0.2 at 8. Nevertheless, the uptick at 9 was enough to also let it tie for #1 for the night. A repeat of The Rookie at 10 was down to 0.2.

CBS had a shockingly horrific repeat of MacGyver at 0.1 and grew from there, with Magnum PI at 0.2 and 48 Hours at 0.3.

Fox repeated two of the biggest bombs in history, the canceled (?) Flirty Dancing and the just-premiered Labor of Love, to expectedly disastrous results. At least they didn't hit the Blutarsky.

Finals Update: All shows held their preliminary ratings.

18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (mil)
8 PMThe Secret Life of Pets0.3/31.84NBC

The Last Dance (R)0.2/21.56ABC

MacGyver (R)0.1/11.79CBS

Flirty Dancing (R)0.1/10.55Fox
9 PMThe Last Dance (R)0.3/21.54ABC

Magnum PI (R)0.2/12.31CBS

Labor of Love (R)0.1/10.56Fox
10 PMSNL Vintage0.3/21.90NBC

48 Hours (R)0.3/22.56CBS

The Rookie (R)0.2/21.58ABC

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