Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 10, 2019
Note: Major-market preemptions for the NFL’s preseason have caused inflated numbers for CBS. It is expected to experience greater adjustments than usual in the finals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.4/3||2.88|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||2.09|
|Shark Tank (ABC) – R||0.3/2||2.05|
|So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.75|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.6/4||3.29|
|Press Your Luck (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.58|
|Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.03|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/4||3.48|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/3||2.59|
|Card Sharks (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.45|
“48 Hours” was the king of the Saturday night primetime ratings this week.
Part of this was due to it being the sole new, original broadcast for the night, though part of it can also be attributed to the NFL preseason-related inflation. Either way, the 10 p.m. broadcast picked up a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and attracted 3.48 million viewers, while at 9 p.m. it received a 0.6 with 3.29 million viewers. If these numbers hold, they will be a significant improvement over the show’s performance last week, which saw it receiving a 0.2 and pulling in 1.62 million viewers. CBS also won the 8 p.m. timeslot with “NCIS: New Orleans” at 0.4.
NBC was the closest competitor to CBS, with a two-hour rerun of “America’s Got Talent” grabbing a 0.3 and serving as runner-up for the 8 p.m. time slot. A rebroadcast of “Dateline,” which would normally lead a quiet Saturday night like this, was consistent; it held the same 0.4 it managed last week, but decreased in its viewership from 2.92 million viewers to 2.59.
The rest of the night’s broadcasting consisted entirely of reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/4||0.3/2||0.3/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.22||2.25||1.69||0.89|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.