Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Note: The live sports broadcasts on ABC and NBC will likely result in greater than usual adjustments in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.6/3||2.93|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.5/2||2.07|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.4/1||3.68|
|The Resident (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.15|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.8/3||2.68|
|9 p.m.||NFL Honors (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – S||0.9/3||3.49|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||3.92|
|The Resident (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.55|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||5.28|
NBC’s live broadcast of the annual “NFL Honors” led Saturday night’s primetime lineup with a 0.9 average rating in adults 18-49. This was one-tenth up from the 0.8 that the “NFL Honors” had raked in with its broadcast last year.
Meanwhile, it was a fairly quiet night for CBS. Two back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” scored 0.5 and 0.6 ratings on the network, while an encore episode of “Bull” grabbed a 0.4. It was an even more uneventful night for FOX, though, with no new primetime broadcasts airing on the network.
Similar to last week too, ABC’s “NBA Saturday Primetime” broadcast of the Houston-Cleveland game grabbed a 0.8 average rating across three hours on the network with 2.68 average million viewers as well. While this gave the network the second-highest spot of the night, though, it was noticeably lower than the 1.2 that the Warriors-Celtics game had scored on the network last week.
In addition, ABC’s pre-game “NBA Countdown” special scored a 0.5.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.5/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.31||2.52||4.30||1.35|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.