Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Note: Live sports broadcasts on all four broadcast networks 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.||College Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||1.8/7||6.49|
|FOX College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||3.07|
|Saturday Night College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||2.97|
|2017 Breeders Cup (NBC)||0.3/1||2.15|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.6/2||3.18|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.6/2||2.97|
CBS came out well ahead Saturday night in a three-network duel of primetime college football games.
The Alabama-LSU game on CBS drew 6.49 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49, easily leading the night. Games on ABC and FOX each scored 0.9s, with FOX’s contest holding a slight lead in viewers, 3.07 million to 2.97 million on ABC.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/7||0.9/4||0.9/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.49||3.07||2.97||2.77|
“Saturday Night Live” hit a season high in metered-market households. The show, featuring host Larry David and musical guest Miley Cyrus, drew a 4.7 in households, topping the previous high of 4.6 for the Oct. 14 episode.
“SNL” was down, however, among adults 18-49. The episode delivered a 1.8, down from a 2.2 for the previous installment.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.