Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017
Note: NBC’s live NFL coverage 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.||Football Night in America (NBC)||2.4/7||10.19|
|The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||2.17|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.3/1||2.93|
|The Gifted (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|8:30 p.m.||NFL Football (NBC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||3.6/11||13.62|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||3.1|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.33|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||3.48|
|Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)||0.3/1||1.59|
NBC handily won last night’s primetime ratings with its NFL coverage giving it much higher numbers than any of its other broadcast network competitors.
The network’s “Football in America” pre-game special raked in a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49, while the subsequent broadcast of the Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers game also grabbed a 3.6 average rating and an average 13.62 million viewers.
Following its return last week, ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley” held steady with another 0.3. Other than that, it was a fairly quiet Saturday night for the network, with an encore presentation of the “Great Christmas Light Fight” scoring a 0.5.
Meanwhile, “48 Hours” raked in back-to-back 0.5 and 0.6 ratings on CBS.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.3/10||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||12.76||3.17||1.98||1.08|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.