Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 24, 2019
Note: NFL pre-emptions in local markets may result in greater adjustments in the finals than usual.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NCIS (CBS) – R||0.6/4||3.87|
|So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) – R||0.6/4||2.51|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||2.07|
|A Million Little Things (ABC) – R||0.4/2||2.04|
|9 p.m.||Beat Shazam (FOX) – R||0.6/4||2.46|
|FBI (CBS) – R||0.5/3||3.43|
|A Million Little Things (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.68|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.5/3||3.05|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.10|
|A Million Little Things (ABC) – R||0.2/1||1.43|
Local coverage of the NFL Preseason games continued to disrupt the Saturday primetime ratings.
Pending future adjustments, the strongest performance of the night came from a rerun of “NCIS” on CBS. The crime drama managed to rack up a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49, drawing 3.87 million viewers. The strength of its score also allowed it to lead the 8 p.m. timeslot, although a “So You Think You Can Dance” encore on FOX was close behind with its own 0.6 and 2.51 million viewers.
At 9 p.m., the roles were reversed, with FOX and a “Beat Shazam” repeat at 0.6. This kept it ahead of reruns of “FBI” (0.5) on CBS and “A Million Little Things” (0.3) on ABC. 10 p.m. put CBS back in the top slot of the hour, however, with a “48 Hours” encore at 0.5 outperforming a “Dateline” encore at 0.4 on NBC. Nonetheless, both were down from last week; two episodes of “48 Hours” grabbed a 0.6 and a 0.5 last week, while “Dateline” last scored a 0.5 with 2.94 million viewers.
The rest of the night’s broadcasts were repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/4||0.5/3||0.3/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.49||3.45||2.08||1.72|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.