Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, May 26, 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||
|8 p.m.||Major League Baseball (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.5/2||2.18|
|American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.82|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||2.90|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.2/1||1.67|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/1||2.08|
It was another quiet night in the Saturday primetime broadcast ratings this week.
NBC led with a 2-hour-long edition of “Dateline” scoring a 0.5 average rating in adults 18-49 and 2.90 average million viewers. FOX followed closely behind with its Major League Baseball coverage last night, which also scored a 0.5 average but with 2.18 million viewers.
On CBS, “Ransom” returned from a week off with another 0.2, while 2 back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” rounded out the night with 0.2 and 0.3s. ABC’s “20/20” scored a 0.3 as well.
Meanwhile, NBC’s “Taken” made its Saturday night premiere, after being taken off the network’s schedule last month and canceled. The series raked in a 0.2 with 1.73 million viewers, down two-tenths the 0.4 that its previous episode had scored, when it was still airing on Friday nights.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.5/2||0.4/2||0.3/1||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.18||2.51||1.80||1.96|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.