Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
Note: Live sports coverage on ABC and FOX will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the networks in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NFL Honors (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||3.17|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.7/3||4.14|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.5/2||1.84|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.8/3||2.57|
|9 p.m.||NCIS (CBS) – R||0.4/1||3.78|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||2.93|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/2||4.48|
It was a relatively quiet night in the ratings this week, as FOX’s “NFL Honors” scored the top spot Saturday with a 0.8 average rating in adults 18-49 and an average of 3.17 million viewers.
Meanwhile, ABC’s coverage of the Knicks vs Cavaliers NBA primetime game tied “NFL Honors” also with a 0.8, but scored less average viewers, with 2.57. Both NBC’s “Dateline” (0.7) and “SNL Vintage” (0.7) followed quickly behind, as “48 Hours” continued to perform well on CBS with a 0.6 and 4.48 million viewers.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.8/3||0.8/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.73||2.39||3.17||3.85|
The Kristen Stewart-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Lived” raked in the series’ highest rating since the Dave Chappelle-hosted Nov. 12 episode, which was its first episode after last year’s Presidential election. Stewart’s outing scored a 5.0/13 in the metered-market ratings and a 2.5/13 in the local people meters.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.