Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, November 3, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||3.3/15||11.28|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||2.75|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||3.41|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.40|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.73|
CBS dominated the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
The network’s broadcast of the Alabama vs. LSU college football game scored a 3.3 average rating among adults 18-49 with 11.28 million viewers. It beat the 2.8 average that the fourth game of the World Series scored on FOX last Saturday, and gave CBS an easy win this week.
ABC came in second with its broadcast of the Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech game, which scored a 0.6 average with 2.75 million viewers. All of the night’s other primetime broadcasts were reruns.
In late-night, the Jonah Hill-hosted episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” posted a 1.7 in the adults 18-49 demo, up two-tenths from its last episode.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.3/15||0.6/3||0.5/2||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.28||2.75||3.18||1.40|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.