Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Note: The live NFL broadcast on CBS 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.||NFL Divisional Playoff (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||7.1/26||24.23|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||1.8/7||5.60|
|Movie: Flushed Away (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.3/1||1.30|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.06|
|8:30 p.m.||Superstore (NBC) – R||1.1/4||3.59|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.9/4||3.76|
|10 p.m.||SNL VIntage (NBC)||0.9/3||3.10|
An NFL playoff game predictably dominated Saturday’s primetime ratings, although its early numbers are down some from the same night a year ago.
CBS’ broadcast of the New England Patriots’ easy 35-14 win over the Tennessee Titans drew 24.23 million viewers and a 7.1 rating among adults 18-49, pending updates for the live telecast. The network’s divisional-round game last year had a preliminary 26.33 million and 8.2, which adjusted up to 29.82 million and 9.4.
NBC’s afternoon NFL game gave its primetime lineup a boost as well. Reruns of “Will & Grace” (1.8) and “Superstore” (1.1), “Dateline” (0.9) and “SNL Vintage” (0.9) were all well above the network’s typical Saturday average.
In late night, “Saturday Night Live’s” first episode of 2018 was on par with its last one of 2017. The show scored a 4.6/10 in metered-market households, even with the last outing, and a 1.9 in adults 18-49, off a tenth of a point.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||7.1/26||1.1/4||0.3/1||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||24.23||3.82||1.75||1.19|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.