Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, November 16, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.8/10||6.43|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.70|
|The Voice (NBC) – R||0.3/2||1.87|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.3/2||1.30|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.74|
|Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/3||2.54|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/3||3.57|
|Saturday Night Live (FOX) – R||0.4/3||2.33|
This week, college football was once again the main event of the Saturday primetime ratings.
However, instead of FOX at the top, this time it was ABC, with its broadcast of the Oklahoma Sooners facing off against the Baylor Bears. The game scored a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, drawing 6.43 million viewers across its three hours of airtime.
This compared favorably against the top game from last Saturday, when the Sooners played the Iowa State Cyclones on FOX for a 0.9 with 3.12 million viewers. Additionally, both games significantly outperformed FOX’s outing for this week, as the UCLA Bruins battled the Utah Utes for a 0.3 and 1.30 million viewers.
Elsewhere, a new episode of “48 Hours” on CBS posted a 0.4 in the demo, attracting 3.57 million in viewership. This was slightly weaker than its previous episode, which garnered it a 0.5 with 3.4 million watching. The rest of night’s primetime programming consisted entirely of repeats.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/10||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.43||3.00||2.22||1.30|
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