Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, November 30, 2019

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) 1.4/7 5.36
Robbie the Reindeer (CBS) – S 0.5/3 2.30
College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) 0.5/2 1.98
It’s a Wonderful Life (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) – S 0.3/2 2.84
9 p.m. The Story of Santa Claus (CBS) – S 0.4/2 1.78
10 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) 0.5/3 3.27


FOX toppled ABC from the top of the Saturday primetime ratings this week.

The network’s broadcast of the Colorado Buffaloes going to battle against the Utah Utes scored a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49, drawing 5.36 million viewers. This was not only enough to propel FOX to the top performance of the night, it was also a good deal stronger than the Oregon vs. Arizona State game on ABC at the top of last week, which scored a 0.8 in the demo and drew 3.24 million viewers.

ABC’s performance this week was noticeably weaker, as the Oklahoma Sooners faced off against the Oklahoma State Cowboys for a 0.5 rating and 2.84 million-strong viewership. The game also did not compare favorably against the second place game from last week, when TCU played Oklahoma for a 0.7 with 3.01 million viewers.

On NBC, an airing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” occupied the network’s entire primetime programming to score an average of a 0.3 across its three hours. NBC, on the other hand, started the night off with “Robbie the Reindeer” at 0.5, an improvement over the 0.4 the special scored last year. This was followed in turn by “The Story of Santa Claus” at 0.4, matching with its previous performance, and then an episode of “48 Hours” at 0.5. The latter show was up one-tenth of a point week-to-week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/7 0.5/3 0.5/2 0.3/2
Total Viewers (millions) 5.36 2.45 1.98 2.84



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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