Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, January 26, 2019

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NHL All-Star Game (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.15
NBA Countdown (ABC) 0.6/3 2.19
FBI (CBS) – R 0.4/2 3.34
Premiere Boxing Championship (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.4/2 1.72
8:30 p.m. NBA Basketball (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.) 1.0/5 3.33
9 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) 0.6/3 4.32


The NBA ran away with this week’s Saturday night primetime ratings.

ABC’s broadcast of the Golden State Warriors playing the Boston Celtics was the biggest event of the night, scoring a 1.0 average among adults 18-49 across a two-and-a-half hour timeslot. This was up one-tenth from the Lakers vs. Rockets game last week. The pre-game show “NBA Countdown” also netted a 0.6 at 8 p.m., down from 0.8.

Elsewhere, NBC broadcasted an NHL All-Star game across the entirety of primetime, receiving a 0.7 average between its three hours on air. A rerun of “FBI” on CBS scored a 0.4, while a subsequent new episode of “48 Hours” averaged 0.6, building on its previous score by two-tenths of a point. Over on FOX, Keith Thurman duked it out with Josesito Lopez for the “Premiere Boxing Championship” to take home a 0.4.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.5/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 2.76 2.15 3.83 1.72



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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