Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, March 30, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/3||3.07|
|American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||2.15|
|MasterChef (FOX) – R||0.3/2||1.01|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.6/3||3.53|
|Million Dollar Mile (CBS) – R||0.3/2||1.34|
|9-1-1 (FOX) – R||0.2/1||1.13|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC) – R||0.5/3||2.55|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/2||2.61|
|20/20 (ABC) – R||0.3/2||2.32|
It was an even quieter night in the Saturday primetime ratings than usual this week.
On CBS, “Ransom” returned from a week off, and scored a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49 – up a tenth from its last episode – with 2.1 million viewers. It was followed by a “Million Dollar Mile” rerun (0.3) at 9 p.m., while a new “48 Hours” capped off the night for the network with a 0.3 and 2.61 million viewers.
All of the night’s other primetime broadcasts were repeats.
In late-night, a new Sandra Oh-hosted episode of “Saturday Night Live” posted a 4.1/10 rating in metered-market households, and a 1.5 in adults 18-49. This was down slightly from the 4.5 and 1.7 ratings that the show’s most recent, Idris Elba-hosted episode scored earlier this month.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/3||0.3/2||0.3/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.05||2.21||2.02||1.07|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.