Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 18, 2018
Note: Local NFL preseason pre-emptions for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX may result in minor adjustments in the final numbers.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Good Doctor (ABC) – R||0.5/2||2.96|
|Pink Collar Crimes (CBS)||0.5/2||2.80|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||2.33|
|MasterChef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||1.96|
|9 p.m.||20/20: In an Instant (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.27|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.5/2||2.79|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.57|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.56|
Similar to the past few nights, local NFL preseason pre-emptions have likely inflated these Saturday night primetime ratings by one or two-tenths, and will result in greater adjustments than usual in the finals.
With that being said, an encore of ABC’s “20/20” is currently sitting at the no. 1 spot of the night with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.27 million viewers. It’s the highest-rated broadcast of the night, while an encore of “The Good Doctor” (0.5) gave the network the 8 p.m. time slot win as well.
CBS’ “Pink Collar Crimes” tied “The Good Doctor” with a 0.5, but lost slightly in total viewers with 2.80 million viewers, up one-tenth from the 0.4 it had scored a week ago. Back-to-back “48 Hours” encores rounded out the night on the network with 0.5 and 0.4s.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.17||2.72||2.41||1.96|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.