Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 22, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.54|
|Premier Boxing Champions (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.69|
|CMA Country Christmas (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/2||2.59|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.82|
|9 p.m.||FBI (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.61|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.7/3||3.40|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||3.47|
|The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC)||0.2/1||1.12|
It was another quiet night in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
An encore broadcast of “CMA Country Christmas” took up the first 2 hours of the night for ABC, with a 0.4 average rating in adults 18-49. It was followed by “The Alec Baldwin Show” at 10 p.m., which stayed low with yet another 0.2.
Elsewhere, CBS’ “48 Hours” took a minor hit this week, falling from the 0.7 and 0.6s it had scored last Saturday, to a 0.5 this time around. On FOX, some Premier Boxing Champions coverage raked in a 0.5 average with 1.69 million viewers. Meanwhile, despite NBC taking primetime off, the network won the night with a “Saturday Night Live” rerun (0.7).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.49||1.69||2.97||2.10|
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