Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – R||0.9/4||4.06|
|Movie: Mary Poppins (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.1|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2|
|The Gifted (FOX) – R||0.2/1||1.08|
|8:30 p.m.||Superstore (NBC) – R||0.4/2||1.93|
|9 p.m.||Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – R||0.9/4||3.73|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.33|
|9:30 p.m.||Frosty Returns (CBS) – R||0.7/3||2.9|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||2.9|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||2.56|
CBS won the night in the Saturday ratings this week with several of its special, holiday-themed broadcasts.
“Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer” landed the top spot of the night with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.06 million viewers, while “Frosty the Snowman” also scored a 0.9, but with less total viewers. A follow-up broadcast of “Frosty Returns” scored a 0.7 as well, with “48 Hours” (0.6) then rounding out the night on CBS.
After kicking off with several “Will & Grace” and “Superstore” encore broadcasts also, NBC ended up doing fairly well for itself with both “Dateline” and a “Saturday Night Live” rerun raking two back-to-back 0.7s. Meanwhile, ABC’s special three-hour-long airing of “Mary Poppins” scored an average 0.6.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/3||0.6/3||0.6/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.49||3.10||2.56||1.21|
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