Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – R||1.3/5||4.60|
|Movie – Mary Poppins (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/3||4.65|
|Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon (NBC)||0.3/1||1.80|
|Gotham (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.96|
|8:30 p.m.||Premier Boxing Champions (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.85|
|9 p.m.||The Flight Before Christmas (CBS) – R||0.8/3||3.29|
|Rosewood (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.30|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.7/3||4.03|
A pair of half-century-old programs led Saturday night’s ratings, which is as good an illustration as any of the state of broadcast TV on Saturdays now that the college football regular season has ended. A repeat of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” scored a 1.3 on CBS, while ABC’s showing of “Mary Poppins” drew a 0.9, good enough to tie CBS for the lead for all of primetime.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.9/3||0.9/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (000s)||4.65||3.97||1.84||1.13|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” posted its lowest overnight ratings of the season.
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