Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Jan. 27, 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||2.53|
|UFC Fight Night (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.59|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.4/2||4.02|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.3/1||1.94|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA Saturday Primetime (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||1.2/5||3.70|
|Superstore (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.15|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.8/3||3.96|
|SEAL Team (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.23|
|10 p.m.||SNL VIntage (NBC)||0.7/3||3.08|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||4.06|
“NBA Saturday Primetime” gave ABC a ratings win among adults 18-49 Saturday night. The Warriors-Celtics game drew a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers, pending updates. Both figures are slightly ahead of last week’s preliminary numbers.
“UFC Fight Night” scored a 0.5 for FOX. CBS’ “48 Hours” also scored a 0.5. NBC says its primetime numbers aren’t reliable “due to inconsistent start times across time zones.”
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” earned its best overnight ratings of the season so far with host Will Ferrell and musical guest Chris Stapleton. The show drew a 2.3 in the 18-49 demographic in metered markets and a 4.9/11 in metered-market households.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.2/5||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.50||3.03||1.59||3.77|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.