Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Note: The live NBA broadcast on ABC 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.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.7/3||2.55|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.4/1||3.61|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.4/1||1.95|
|The Four: Battle for Stardom (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.4/1||1.33|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||1.1/4||3.47|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.20|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.6/3||3.30|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/1||3.33|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||4.68|
|SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.6/3||2.74|
Once again, it was a live broadcast of a sports game that dominated this week’s Saturday primetime ratings, in an otherwise quiet night.
ABC won the top spot this week with its broadcast of the Golden State Warriors vs Houston NBA game scoring an average 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 across its 2 and a half hour runtime. In addition, the network’s usual pre-game “NBA Countdown” special grabbed a 0.7 as well.
Other than that, it was a fairly rerun-heavy night, with NBC’s lineup including encore broadcasts of “Will & Grace” (0.4), “Superstore” (0.5), “SNL Vintage” (0.6), and a new installment of “Dateline” scoring a 0.6 with 3.30 million viewers.
Meanwhile, two new back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” rounded out the night on CBS with 0.4 and 0.6 ratings.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.0/4||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.24||3.87||2.55||1.33|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.