Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 8, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – R||1.0/5||4.08|
|2018 MLS Cup (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S||0.5/2||1.33|
|Great American Baking Show: Holiday (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.79|
|9 p.m.||Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – R||1.0/5||3.77|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.6/3||3.74|
|9:30 p.m.||Frosty Returns (CBS) – R||0.7/3||2.93|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.8/3||3.36|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.6/3||3.74|
|The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC)||0.2/1||1.05|
It was an even quieter night than usual in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
FOX’s broadcast of the 2018 MLS Cup grabbed a 0.5 average in adults 18-49 for the network with 1.33 million viewers. NBC’s “Dateline” (0.5) tied with it in the demo, but beat it in total viewers with 3.40 million. Meanwhile, CBS’ broadcasts of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” tied for the no. 1 spot of the night with matching 1.0s.
On ABC, “The Alec Baldwin Show” made its Saturday night premiere, and scored a 0.2 with 1.05 million viewers. This marked a new low for the series, a tenth below the 0.3s it had been averaging Sunday nights.
All of the night’s other primetime shows were either reruns or encore broadcasts of holiday specials.
In late-night, the Jason Momoa-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live” posted a 4.3 household metered markets rating and a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating, up from the 4.1 and 1.5 ratings that the Claire Foy-hosted episode scored a week ago.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/3||0.6/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.72||3.50||1.33||1.55|
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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.