Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 14, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS) – R||0.6/4||3.06|
|The Masked Singer (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||1.66|
|The Little Mermaid Live! (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||1.38|
|How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (NBC) – R||0.2/1||1.35|
|8:30 p.m.||DreamWorks Trolls Holiday (NBC) – R||0.3/2||1.44|
|9 p.m.||Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – R||0.6/4||3.06|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.49|
|9:30 p.m.||Frosty Returns (CBS) – R||0.4/3||2.31|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.4/3||2.26|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.42|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.70|
Without any major sporting events on primetime, FOX was toppled from its spot at the top of the Saturday broadcast ratings.
Instead, CBS found itself leading the other networks, mostly due to both “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman” scoring a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 with 3.06 million viewers. Both shows not only won the coveted 18-49 demo, they were also tied for most-watched overall program of the night. “Frosty Returns” had a bit of a fall-off from its lead-ins, with a 0.4 and 2.31 million viewers, and this was followed by a rerun of “48 Hours” at 0.3. The latter show was down from the 0.4 and 0.5 it scored last week.
NBC attempted to compete with CBS’ holiday specials, but had little success. “How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming” posted a 0.2 with 1.35 million viewers, while “DreamWorks Trolls Holiday” fared a bit better at 0.3 with 1.44 million viewers. The rest of the night’s broadcasts consisted solely of repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/3||0.3/2||0.3/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.71||1.89||1.66||1.16|
In late-night, the Scarlett Johansson-hosted edition of “Saturday Night Live!” posted a 4.0 rating in the 44 local metered markets, and a 1.7 in adults 18-49. This was just a notch lower than the Jennifer Lopez-hosted episode last week with its 4.2 and 1.7.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.