TV Ratings Saturday: NASCAR races to the top spot
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, April 9, 2016
Note: Live sports telecasts on ABC (NBA) and FOX (NASCAR) could result in greater than usual adjustments in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NASCAR Sprint Cup (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/3||4.22|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.68|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.29|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.4/1||1.56|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.6/2||1.89|
|9 p.m.||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.10|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.9/4||5.08|
|SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||2.87|
FOX’s coverage of NASCAR’s Duck Commander 500 led a typically quiet Saturday. In primetime the race scored a 0.9 in adults 18-49, pending updates, tying with CBS’ “48 Hours” for the top rating of the night.
ABC’s prime-time NBA game between the Bulls and Cavaliers managed only a 0.6, pending updates. “Dateline” scored a 0.8 for NBC and was up a tenth week to week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/2||0.4/1||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.61||2.42||3.31||1.15|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” with host Russell Crowe tied its metered-market season low with a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49. It was off a tenth from the previous week in the demo and even in households with a 4.0/10.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.