Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 26, 2017
Note: Live sports coverage on CBS and FOX, plus local NFL pre-emptions on all four networks, will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings. Some stations also pre-empted primetime programming for coverage of Hurricane Harvey.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor – Prelims (FOX)||1.1/5||3.22|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.9/4||4.20|
|American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.8/4||3.59|
|NFL Preseason Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||3.00|
|9 p.m.||The $100,000 Pyramid (ABC) – R||0.8/4||4.09|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.6/3||2.26|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/4||4.20|
|In an Instant (ABC) – R||0.7/3||3.35|
With the caveat that numbers may change a good amount, the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor pay-per-view fight scored solid ratings for FOX Saturday night.
The primetime portion of the preliminary bouts drew a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates, the best on a night when NFL pre-emptions (plus those for Hurricane Harvey coverage) affected all four broadcast nets.
“Dateline” scored a 0.9 for NBC, pending updates. CBS’ national broadcast of the Chargers-Rams NFL preseason game came in at 0.6, which will probably adjust up given the involvement of two West Coast teams.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/4||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.6/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.80||3.88||2.74||3.00|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.