Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015.
Note: Live college football telecasts on ABC and FOX mean ratings for those networks could be subject to larger adjustments than usual in the final nationals.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (000s)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||1.8/7||6.34|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.4/5||4.69|
|Frosty the Snowman (CBS) – S||1.4/5||5.03|
|Dateline Mystery (NBC) (8-10 p.m.)||0.8/3||4.50|
|8:30 p.m.||Frosty Returns (CBS) – S||1.2/4||4.44|
|9 p.m.||The Story of Santa Claus (CBS) – S||0.9/3||3.25|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.8/3||4.40|
|SNL Vintage (NBC) – R||0.8/3||2.99|
A down-to-the-wire college football game with playoff implications helped FOX score a ratings win Saturday. The Notre Dame-Stanford contest averaged a 1.8 in adults 18-49, topping the 1.4 for ABC’s Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game, which was a blowout.
CBS got decent numbers from its annual showings of “Frosty the Snowman” (1.4) and “Frosty Returns” (1.2), but “The Story of Santa Claus” (0.9) didn’t do quite as well.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/7||1.4/5||1.0/3||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (000s)||6.34||4.69||4.13||4.00|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.