Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, December 29, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||3.26|
|Mickey’s 90th Spectacular (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||1.76|
|God Friended Me (CBS) – R||0.2/1||1.63|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.2/1||1.4|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.2/1||1.75|
|The Resident (FOX) – R||0.2/1||1.16|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.5/3||2.25|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/2||2.97|
|The Alec Baldwin Show (ABC)||0.1/1||0.85|
Saturday night’s primetime ratings were yet another example of the post-holiday TV coma.
“Dateline” won the night for NBC, taking home a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 across two hours. This was a holdover from last week. A rerun of “Saturday Night Live,” however, dropped one-tenth of a point down to 0.5.
An encore broadcast of “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” consumed two hours for ABC, clocking in at a 0.3 between both of them. The iconic mouse’s birthday celebration was one-tenth lower than “CMA Country Christmas” from last week, which aired in the same slot. The lead-in didn’t do much to prevent the gradual decline of “The Alec Baldwin Show,” down at 0.1, compared to the 0.2 it scored last week.
Elsewhere, CBS took a pretty significant hit, with “48 Hours” dropping from back-to-back 0.6’s previously to a 0.2 at 9 p.m. and a 0.4 at 10 p.m. FOX had the weakest showing of the night, with reruns of “9-1-1” and “The Resident” scoring consecutive 0.2’s.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.3/1||0.2/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.76||2.12||1.31||1.28|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.