Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, August 25, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Preseason (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||3.12|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||2.39|
|MasterChef (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||1.35|
|The Good Doctor (ABC) – R||0.3/1||2.26|
|9 p.m.||The Good Doctor (ABC) – R||0.3/1||2.08|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.13|
For the second night in a row, CBS’ NFL preseason coverage gave it the win over the other networks in the primetime ratings.
The network’s broadcast of the New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers game scored a 0.7 average rating in adults 18-49, across its 3-hour run time. NBC’s “Dateline” encore was the second highest-rated broadcast of the night with a 0.5, followed by “America’s Got Talent” (0.4) and “MasterChef” (0.4) repeats.
On ABC, a pair of “Good Doctor” encores scored matching 0.3s, as did “20/20” (0.3).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.12||2.64||1.35||2.18|
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.