Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Note: Live college football on ABC and CBS and the Breeders’ Cup on NBC will result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||2.9/11||9.83|
|Saturday Night College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.4/5||5.07|
|Breeders’ Cup (NBC)||0.3/1||2.10|
|Pitch (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.17|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/2||3.14|
|Lethal Weapon (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.55|
|10 p.m.||SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.7/3||3.09|
CBS’ coverage of the college football game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 13 LSU rule the primetime ratings Saturday. The marquee matchup and tight contest gave the network a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates for the live broadcast.
ABC’s “Saturday Night College Football” came in slightly below average with a 1.4, not helped by the fact that the game between Ohio State and Nebraska was a blowout.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.9/11||1.4/5||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.83||5.07||2.78||1.36|
In late night, “Saturday Night Live” had its second-best ratings of the season to date with a 5.8/14 among households in the overnight metered markets and a 2.8/14 in adults 18-49. That’s well ahead of the show’s November 2015 average of 5.1 in households; for this season, only the Oct. 22 episode (6.1/15, 3.0/14) has scored better.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.