Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, March 16, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.6/3||4.28|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.4/2||2.08|
|College Basketball: Big East Tournament (FOX)||0.4/2||1.43|
|One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil (CBS) – S||0.3/2||1.60|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA: Golden State at Oklahoma City (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||2.30|
|9 p.m.||Ransom (CBS)||0.3/2||1.83|
|MasterChef Junior (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.84|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.6/3||3.02|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/2||3.21|
It was a fairly solid night in the Saturday primetime ratings for CBS.
The “One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil” special kicked the night off for the network with a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers. It was followed by “Ransom” at 9 p.m., which scored the same 0.3 that it did the week before. “48 Hours” capped the night off with a 0.4, also even with its previous Saturday night broadcast.
Elsewhere, ABC’s broadcast of the Golden State vs. Oklahoma City NBA game raked in a 0.6 average rating with 2.3 million viewers, two-tenths below the 0.8 that the previous week’s Saturday NBA game scored on the network. It did, however, still tie with NBC’s “Dateline” (0.6) and “Saturday Night Live” (0.6) encores as the night’s highest-rated broadcasts in the demo.
Additionally, ABC’s usual, pre-game “NBA Countdown” special grabbed a 0.4 with 2.08 million viewers, while FOX’s coverage of the Big East tournament college basketball game between Seton Hall and Villanova spilled into primetime, and posted a 0.4 from 8-9 p.m.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/4||0.7/4||0.3/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.75||2.53||2.87||1.35|
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