TV Ratings Saturday: UFC Fight Night battles to the top
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, April 16, 2016
Note: Live sports telecasts on NBC (Boxing) and FOX (UFC) 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.||UFC Fight Night (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||2.13|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.88|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.4/1||3.78|
|The Carmichael Show (NBC) – R||0.2/1||1.3|
|8:30 p.m.||Premier Boxing Champions (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.3/1||1.24|
|9 p.m.||America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.07|
|Criminal Minds: Beyond (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.57|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC)||0.7/3||3.36|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/2||4.39|
FOX’s coverage of this week’s UFC Fight Night landed the network the top spot in the usually low Saturday ratings this week with two consistent 0.8 ratings in adults 18-49. ABC’s “20/20” came close as well with a 0.7.
CBS’s “48 Hours” dropped from its 0.9 last week though to a 0.6 this time around, while NBC’s broadcast of the Premiere Boxing Championships scored the network an average rating of 0.3, with a peak of 0.4.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/2||0.6/2||0.3/1||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.10||2.42||1.25||2.13|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” rose one tenth from its metered-market rating last week with the new Julia Louis-Dreyfus-hosted episode going from a 1.8 to a 1.9 in adults 18-49. It did, however, also drop one tenth from a 4.0 to a 3.9/10 in households.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.