Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, February 10, 2019

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. AAF Pregame (CBS) 0.8/4 3.18
America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R 0.7/3 3.56
NBA Countdown (ABC) 0.5/3 2.03
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.39
8:30 p.m. NBA Basketball (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.38
9 p.m. AAF Football (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) 0.9/4 2.91
The Passage (FOX) – R 0.2/1 0.79
10:00 p.m. Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R 0.6/3 2.89

 

This week, the Saturday primetime ratings were dominated by CBS and the Alliance of American Football, starting off strong with a pregame show at 8 p.m. that rated a 0.8 in adults 18-49. From there, the network broadcasted the Orlando Apollos vs. Atlanta Legends, and the San Antonio Commanders vs. San Diego Fleet, for an average score of 0.9 with 2.91 million viewers.

ABC came in second with a more conventional sports broadcast, leading their programming for the night with “NBA Countdown” for a 0.5, which was one-tenth of a point lower than its score last week. Right on the heels of “Countdown” was the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, bringing home a 0.7 for ABC. Last week, the top performing game had been the Lakers vs. Warriors at 1.0.

NBC and FOX took the night off, with reruns of “America’s Got Talent” (0.7) and “Saturday Night Live” (0.6) for the former, and “9-1-1” (0.3) and “The Passage” (0.2) for the latter.

Network averages:

CBS ABC NBC FOX
Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 3.00 2.29 3.34 1.09

 

Definitions:

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. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
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.

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