Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 31, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.7/10||6.13|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R||0.3/2||1.77|
|Premier Boxing Champions (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.3/2||1.04|
|Blue Bloods (CBS) – R||0.2/2||2.08|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.3/2||2.36|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/2||2.08|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/2||2.10|
There was a clear winner in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
ABC’s broadcast of the Oregon vs. Auburn college football game smashed its broadcast competition with a 1.7 average rating among adults 18-49 and 6.13 million viewers. Elsewhere, FOX’s broadcast of the Premier Boxing Champions match between Erislandy Lara and Ramon Alvarez tied for the night’s no. 2 spot with a 0.3 and 1.04 million viewers.
On CBS, back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” scored matching 0.3 ratings in the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours. Meanwhile, NBC’s 2-hour “Dateline” grabbed a 0.3 as well, with 2.36 million viewers.
The rest of the night’s broadcasts were all repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.7/10||0.3/2||0.3/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.13||2.16||2.08||1.04|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.