Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Note: Live sports broadcasts on ABC and FOX may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||College Football: Big Ten Championship (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||3.2/13||11.58|
|College Football: ACC Championship (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.6/7||5.55|
|Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R||0.9/4||3.49|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.3/1||1.89|
|8:30 p.m.||Man with a Plan (CBS) – R||0.7/3||2.84|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.03|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.6/3||3.28|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.25|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.6/3||2.95|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||3.31|
FOX’s coverage of the Big Ten Championship game scored big ratings for the network Saturday night.
The game between Ohio State and Wisconsin averaged 11.58 million viewers and a 3.2 rating in adults 18-49 in primetime, pending updates for the live broadcast. That was double the 5.55 million and 1.6 for the ACC title game (Clemson-Miami) on ABC.
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” drew a 1.7 among adults 18-49 in metered markets and a 4.3/10 in households. The 18-49 number is down 0.3 from its last episode, but it was steady in households.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.2/13||1.6/7||0.6/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.58||5.55||3.24||2.75|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.