Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Note: Live college football telecasts on ABC and FOX mean ratings for those networks could be subject to larger adjustments than usual in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.7/6||5.47|
|48 Hours (CBS)||1.0/4||4.64|
|Dateline Mystery (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.36|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.90|
|9 p.m.||Democratic Debate (CBS) (9-11 p.m.)||1.5/5||7.22|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC) – R||0.6/2||3.01|
A Democratic Party presidential debate on CBS drew the smallest audience thus far among the series of primary debates — not much surprise given its Saturday-night slot. It scored a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 7.22 million viewers. By comparison, the first Democratic debate on CNN in October brought in a 3.4 rating and more than 15 million viewers.
ABC’s college football telecast (Oklahoma vs. Baylor) led the night in adults 18-49 with a 1.7, about what it usually does in the fast nationals.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.7/6||1.3/5||0.7/3||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (000s)||5.47||6.36||3.89||1.90|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” was in line with its (non-Trump) season average.
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
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Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.