Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Oct. 9, 2015.

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) 1.0/4 3.25
College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 0.8/3 2.69
Code Black – R (CBS) 0.4/2 3.04
The Voice – R (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.4/1 1.66
9 p.m. Criminal Minds (CBS) 0.6/2 3.59
10 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) 0..7/3 4.7
Saturday Night Live – R (NBC) 0.4/1 1.60


As usual, ABC’s prime-time college football game topped Saturday’s ratings. The Florida State-Miami contest drew a 1.0/4 rating in adults 18-49. FOX also had college football going Saturday, scoring a 0.8/3 for its coverage of TCU’s comeback win over Kansas State.

NBC’s planned coverage of a NASCAR race was rained out, so it subbed in a “Voice” repeat and a “Saturday Night Live” encore. CBS aired encores of “Code Black” (0.4) and “Criminal Minds” (0.6) and a new “48 Hours” (0.7).

“Saturday Night Live” metered-market ratings are here.

Network averages:

Network averages ABC  FOX  CBS  NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.6/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (000s) 3.25 2.69 3.77 1.63


: 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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.-
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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing 
– Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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