Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 19, 2017
Note: Pre-emptions for preseason NFL games on all four networks may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.9/4||4.49|
|NASCAR Cup Series Racing (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.23|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.47|
|Lucifer (FOX) – R||0.6/3||2.01|
|9 p.m.||Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.9/4||4.55|
|The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.22|
|Love Connection (FOX) – R||0.5/2||1.99|
|10 p.m.||In an Instant (ABC) – R||0.6/3||3.28|
Like last week, preseason football artificially inflated Saturday’s fast national ratings. In a rerun-heavy night as well, NBC’s coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series landed on top with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49. Encore
Encore broadcasts of “48 Hours” (0.9), “In an Instant” (0.6), “Love Connection” (0.5), “The $100,000 Pyramid” (0.7), “Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth” (0.9), and more populated the rest of the night.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/4||0.9/4||0.7/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.53||4.23||3.32||2.00|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.