Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 21, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.6/4||3.83|
|Young Sheldon (CBS) – R||0.5/4||3.13|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.4/3||2.20|
|Premier Boxing Champions (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.42|
|8:30 p.m.||The Unicorn (CBS) – R||0.3/2||1.77|
|9 p.m.||Carol’s Second Act (CBS) – R||0.2/1||1.51|
|9:30 p.m.||Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) – R||0.2/1||1.67|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live! (NBC) – R||0.7/4||3.44|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/2||2.51|
It was an even quieter night in the Saturday primetime ratings than usual this week.
NBC topped its broadcast competition with its 10 p.m. “Saturday Night Live!” rerun scoring a 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, putting it on top of the night’s 18-49 rankings. Meanwhile, its 2-hour “Dateline” lead-in was the night’s highest-rated and most-watched original broadcast, with a 0.6 average rating and 3.83 million viewers.
Elsewhere, ABC’s broadcast of the Las Vegas Bowl college football game between Boise State and Washington averaged only a 0.4 rating and 2.2 million viewers. FOX’s broadcast of the Premier Boxing Champions match between Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo scored a low 0.4 rating as well, with 1.42 million viewers.
On CBS, a new “48 Hours” raked in a 0.3 rating and 2.51 million viewers in the 10 p.m. hour. It was the night’s only other original broadcast.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/4||0.4/3||0.4/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.70||2.20||1.42||2.19|
In late-night, the Eddie Murphy-hosted edition of “Saturday Night Live!” scored a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.92 million viewers. Not only do those numbers put “SNL” up from the 1.7 rating that the Scarlett Johansson-hosted episode scored the week before, but they make it “SNL’s” highest-rated and most-watched episode since its May 13, 2017 telecast, which was hosted by Melissa McCarthy.
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