Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017
Note: CBS’ live NFL playoff coverage will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Divisional Playoff (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||8.2/28||26.33|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||1.6/6||4.73|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.06|
|To Tell The Truth – R (ABC)||0.4/2||2.45|
|9 p.m.||Star (FOX) – R||0.6/2||1.83|
|Match Game (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.37|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||3.08|
|Match Game (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.43|
CBS’ broadcast of an NFL playoff game between New England and Houston predictably ruled Saturday’s primetime ratings. The game delivered a preliminary 8.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 26.33 million viewers, more than three times the combined rating for FOX, NBC and ABC on the night.
The game was, however, down from the comparable game on NBC last year, which earned a preliminary 9.2 and 29.27 million viewers before adjusting up to 10.6 and 33.4 million.
FOX’s afternoon NFL coverage also gave an 8 p.m. “Lethal Weapon” rerun a big boost, as it scored a 1.6, pending updates.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||8.2/28||1.1/4||0.7/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||26.33||3.28||3.74||2.41|
In late night, the first new “Saturday Night Live” of 2017 scored a 4.3/11 in metered-market households and a 2.0/9 among adults 18-49. That’s on the low end of the show’s average so far this season.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.