Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, April 7, 2018
Note: ABC’s live NBA broadcast may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Ransom (CBS) – P||0.4/2||2.71|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.4/2||1.86|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.3/1||1.88|
|Masterchef Junior (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.14|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||2.45|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.00|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/3||3.43|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.36|
|Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.31|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||2.84|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||4.56|
“NBA Saturday Primetime,” “Dateline” and “SNL Vintage” finished in a three-way tie for the top adults 18-49 rating in primetime Saturday. All three averaged a 0.7 rating (pending updates for ABC’s live NBA game).
Season 2 of “Ransom” premiered to a 0.4 on CBS, on par with its average last year. “48 Hours” (0.6) was the most-watched primetime show with 4.56 million viewers.
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” had its best metered-market ratings since Feb. 3, a span of four episodes. Host Chadwick Boseman and musical guest Cardi B helped the show deliver a 2.0 in adults 18-49 and a 4.6 among metered-market households.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.35||2.74||3.55||1.22|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.