Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, July 28, 2018
Note: A live sports broadcast on FOX may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||UFC Fight Night (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.6/3||1.46|
|Little Big Shots (NBC) – R||0.4/2||2.92|
|America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) – R||0.3/1||2.21|
|Pink Collar Crimes (CBS) – P||0.3/1||2.14|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||3.08|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.3/1||2.29|
|20/20: In an Instant (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.99|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.3/1||2.29|
A live sports broadcast gave Fox the win in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
The network’s broadcast of the “UFC Fight Night” special between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier was the highest-rated broadcast of the night, with a 0.6 average rating in adults 18-49 across its 2-hour-long runtime and 1.46 million viewers.
An encore broadcast of NBC’s “Dateline” scored second-highest in the ratings with a 0.5, and had the biggest audience of the night (3.08 million). Meanwhile, the series premiere of “Pink Collar Crimes” scored a fair – considering the time slot and summer season – 0.3 on CBS. It was followed by 2 back-to-back encore episodes of “48 Hours” (0.3, 0.3).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.6/3||0.5/3||0.3/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||1.46||3.03||2.24||2.06|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.