Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
Note: ABC’s live NBA coverage will likely result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.6/2||2.41|
|Figure Skating: U.S. Championships (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.4/1||2.81|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||0.4/1||1.85|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||1.0/4||3|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/2||3.89|
|Star (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.2|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.8/3||4.54|
It proved to be a relatively quiet Saturday night in the ratings, as ABC’s coverage of the NBA Primetime game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers handily grabbed the top spot of the night with a 1.0 average and 1.2 peak rating in adults 18-49. The network’s pre-game countdown also scored a modest 0.6.
Meanwhile, NBC’s broadcasts of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships scored an average 0.4 for the network.
Lastly, CBS scored the second-highest in the night with its two back-to-back broadcasts of “48 Hours” landing a 0.6 and a 0.8, while “Ransom” returned from a small hiatus with a 0.4.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/2||0.4/1||0.4/1||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.01||1.52||2.81||2.85|
In late night, an Aziz Ansari-hosted edition of “Saturday Night Live” raked in a 5.1/13 in metered-market households and a 2.5/12 among adult 18-49. This was eight-tenths higher than its previous week, and its best ratings since Nov. 12.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.