Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, November 2, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.8/4||2.93|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.7/4||2.81|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.98|
|2019 Breeders’ Cup (NBC)||0.3/2||2.08|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/3||2.84|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.65|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/3||3.59|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.4/3||2.43|
It should come as no surprise that the strongest numbers of the Saturday night primetime ratings came from College Football.
Though there was little daylight between the games airing on FOX and ABC, ABC narrowly edged out its competitor, with its broadcast of the SMU Mustangs vs. the Memphis Tigers game scoring a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. The event was watched by an average of 2.93 million viewers across the three hours it spent on the air.
FOX ended up in a close second place, as the Oregon Ducks battled the USC Trojans for a 0.7 with 2.81 million viewers. Despite the utter dominance of College Football in the demo, however, both games fell far short of the fourth match of the MLB World Series from last week, which scored a 2.1 with 9.65 million viewers.
On NBC, the 2019 Breeders’ Cup scored a 0.3, marking something of an average performance for the equestrian event. The last time it was on NBC, in 2017, it also scored a 0.3, as it did in 2016. (However, in 2018, when it aired on NBC Sports, it barely managed a 0.1.) This was then followed by a “Dateline” rerun at 0.5, and a Melissa McCarthy-hosted “Saturday Night Live” rerun at 0.4.
Over at CBS, reruns of “Bull” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” grabbed a 0.4 and a 0.3, respectively. Then, at 10 p.m., “48 Hours” debuted a new episode for a 0.5 rating, winning the hour and matching with its performance in the same timeslot from the week before.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/4||0.7/4||0.4/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.93||2.81||3.07||2.45|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.