Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, April 14, 2018

Note: NBC and FOX’s live sports broadcasts may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NHL Playoffs (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 0.6/3 2.18
UFC Fight Night (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.6/3 1.78
Ransom (CBS) 0.3/1 2.62
The Crossing (ABC) – R 0.3/1 2.13
9 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) – R 0.4/2 2.71
Station 19 (ABC) – R 0.3/1 1.71
10 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) 0.5/2 3.69
20/20 (ABC) 0.4/2 2.04

 

NBC led the primetime Saturday ratings this week, with its coverage of the NHL playoffs.

The network’s live broadcast of the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins game raked in a 0.6 average rating in adults 18-49 across its 3-hour-long runtime, with 2.18 average million viewers. FOX’s “UFC Fight Night” coverage followed closely behind with a 0.6 average as well, but slightly less total viewers (1.78 million) than the NHL playoffs.

Following its season 2 premiere last week, “Ransom” fell one-tenth from a 0.4 to a 0.3 on CBS, while “48 Hours” also grabbed back-to-back 0.4 and 0.5 ratings for the network. ABC’s “20/20” rounded out the night with a 0.4.

Network averages:

NBC FOX CBS ABC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.4/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 2.18 1.78 3.01 1.96

 

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

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