Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, March 9, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/4||4.02|
|NBA Countdown (ABC)||0.5/3||2.15|
|Premiere Boxing Championship (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.3/2||1.34|
|8:30 p.m.||NBA: Boston at LA Lakers (ABC) (8:30-11 p.m.)||0.8/4||2.66|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.7/4||4.07|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.36|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.7/4||3.15|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/3||3.70|
The Saturday primetime ratings continued their quiet streak this week, with no major changes to the status quo.
The leading broadcast of the night was the Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers game on ABC, which scored a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.66 million viewers. This was down one-tenth of a point from the Golden State vs. Philadelphia game from last week. Additionally, the pre-game series “NBA Countdown” raked in a 0.5 to match its previous score.
On NBC, back-to-back episodes of “Dateline” brought in consecutive 0.7’s, keeping in line with the score of last week’s 9 p.m. airing. A Luke Perry-hosted “Saturday Night Live” rerun grabbed a 0.7.
On CBS, “Ransom” kept to its consistent 0.3 rating while a new episode of “48 Hours” landed at 0.4, slipping from the 0.5 it picked up previously. For the weakest performance of the night, FOX aired a boxing match between Shawn Porter and Yordenis Ugas for a 0.3. This was in line with the most recent fight of the “Premiere Boxing Championship.”
|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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Source: The Nielsen Company.