Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 7, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||3.3/17||12.49|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.9/5||3.83|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.8/5||3.73|
|The Voice (NBC) – R||0.2/1||1.63|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.4/2||2.49|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/2||2.46|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/3||3.29|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.27|
FOX stayed on top of the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
The network’s broadcast of the Big Ten Championship NCAA game between Ohio State and Wisconsin averaged a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.49 million viewers, topping any of the night’s other primetime shows in both measures. ABC’s broadcast of the ACC Championship game between Virginia and Clemson scored lower – averaging a 0.8 rating and 3.73 million viewers.
Elsewhere, NBC’s Saturday night edition of “Dateline” scored a 0.4 with 2.49 million viewers, while back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” posted 0.4 and 0.5 ratings throughout the 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours on CBS. The rest of the night’s broadcasts were all repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.3/17||0.9/5||0.6/3||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||12.49||3.73||3.20||2.13|
In late-night, the Jennifer Lopez-hosted edition of “Saturday Night Live!” posted a 4.2 rating in the 44 local metered markets, and a 1.7 in adults 18-49. That puts “SNL” back down just a bit from the 4.3 and 2.0 ratings that the show’s Will Ferrell-hosted episode scored on Nov. 23.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.