Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016
The numbers for Saturday put a close on 2016:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve part 1 (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S||1.9/7||6.52|
|A Toast to 2016 (NBC) (8-10 p.m. ) – S||0.8/3||3.64|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.83|
|Bones (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.31|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.91|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.47|
|10 p.m.||Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve part 2 (ABC) – S||3.5/13||11.43|
|Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) – S||0.8/3||3.20|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.66|
The primetime portion of ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” was easily the No. 1 show on the broadcast networks Saturday, but its numbers were off some from last year.
The 10 p.m. segment of “Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” drew a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.43 million viewers, down from 3.9 and 13 million a year earlier. Part 1 of the primetime festivities was similarly off vs. 2015 (1.9 and 6.52 million vs. 2.3 and 8.13 million).
A “Late Night with Seth Meyers” special drew a 0.8 for NBC, the best mark on the other three networks.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.4/9||0.8/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.16||3.49||3.13||1.39|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.