Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, January 12, 2019

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NFL Divisonal Playoff (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 8.9/34 28.54
The Titan Games (NBC) – R 1.4/6 4.39
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.3/1 2.40
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.2/1 2.22
9 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – R 0.7/3 2.88
48 Hours (CBS) 0.3/2 2.98
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.2/1 2.20
10 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) 0.5/2 4.49
A Million Little Things (ABC) – R 0.2/1 1.16


FOX took an absolutely devastating lead in an otherwise quiet night for Saturday’s primetime ratings. Their broadcast of the NFL divisional playoff game, which featured the Rams defeating the Cowboys, decimated the competition, and left even last week’s wildcard game in its dust.

The 8 p.m. game took home an 8.9 rating in adults 18-49, building significantly on the Seahawks vs. Cowboys game (7.4) from the same slot on the previous Saturday. FOX easily took home the number 1 slot among all network performances.

Elsewhere, the majority of the night’s programming consisted of reruns. The exception to this was “48 Hours” on CBS, which broadcasted back-to-back episodes to score a 0.3 rating at 9 p.m. and a 0.5 for its new episode at 10 p.m.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 8.9/34 1.1/5 0.4/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 28.54 3.64 3.29 1.86



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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