Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 15, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Iaquinta (FOX)||0.7/3||2.15|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.33|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.01|
|Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.93|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||3.61|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.02|
|Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) – R||0.3/2||1.75|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.7/3||4.50|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.6/3||2.70|
|The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC)||0.2/1||0.98|
The Saturday primetime ratings this week were quiet, consisting mostly of reruns.
One of the strongest performers of the night was the UFC, with FOX’s broadcast of Kevin Lee’s match against Al Iaquinta scoring a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49. This was 0.2 higher than FOX’s airing of the 2018 MLS Cup last week, which had scored a 0.5 in the same demographic.
On CBS, “48 Hours” fared just as well, with its 9 p.m. showing garnering a 0.6, and its 10 p.m. showing picking up to 0.7 to break about even with the UFC. The investigative series actually held the attention of more viewers overall than the Lee vs. Iaquinta match, attracting 4.50 million viewers at its peak.
“The Alec Baldwin Show” on ABC maintained its score from last Saturday, with a 0.2 rating. Its 0.98 million viewers dropped from last week’s 1.05, meaning that while it held its score in the 18-49 demographic, an all-time low for the talk show, its viewership continued to decrease.
All of the night’s other primetime shows were reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.15||3.70||3.02||1.55|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.