Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, April 6, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament (CBS) (6-8:30 p.m.)||3.6/20||14.82|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/2||3.00|
|American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||1.99|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.75|
|8:30 p.m.||2019 NCAA Basketball Final Four (CBS) (8:30-11 p.m.)||3.7/19||14.40|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/3||3.48|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.98|
|10 p.m.||20/20 (ABC) – R||0.4/3||3.30|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.40|
It was yet another quiet Saturday night for everyone but CBS.
The network had the advantage of the NCAA, with the conclusion of the Auburn Tigers vs. Virginia Cavaliers game bringing in a 3.6 rating in adults 18-49. This was then followed by the Texas Tech Red Raiders playing the Michigan State Spartans for a 3.7. Both games were a significant improvement over the most recent Saturday NCAA game, in which Michigan State battled Minnesota for a 1.6.
Perhaps in anticipation of the strong NCAA performance, all other Saturday night broadcasts were reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.7/19||0.4/2||0.3/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||14.54||2.96||2.42||0.87|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.