Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Feb, 13, 2016
Note: Live telecasts on CBS and FOX may result in greater than usual adjustments in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NASCAR: Sprint Unlimited (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||1.0/4||4.44|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.8/3||4.71|
|Dateline Mystery (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.57|
|Scandal (ABC) – R||0.2/1||1.40|
|9 p.m.||Republican Presidential Debate (CBS) (9-11 p.m.)||2.0/7||11.62|
|How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) – R||0.2/1||1.08|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC) – R||0.7/3||2.86|
A Republican primary debate on CBS Saturday drew nearly identical ratings to one on ABC a week ago. The debate averaged a 2.0 in adults 18-49, pending updates, in line with the 1.9 for last week’s. The viewer numbers were also virtually equal (11.62 million vs. 11.63 million last week).
FOX’s coverage of a NASCAR event was the only other program to reach 1.0 (pending updates).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/6||1.0/4||0.8/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.32||4.44||4.00||1.68|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” drew a 2.3 in adults 18-49 in the metered markets (down 0.1 vs. last week) and a 4.4/11 in households (down 0.7).
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
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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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.