Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Note: Live college football and boxing on ABC and FOX will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||
|8 p.m.||Saturday Night College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||2.66|
|MacGyver (CBS) – R||0.4/1||2.62|
|Will & Grace (NBC) – R||0.3/1||2.05|
|Premier Boxing Champions (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.3/1||1.30|
|8:30 p.m.||Superstore (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.1|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.6/3||3.28|
|NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.26|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.6/3||3.75|
|One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief (NBC) – S||0.6/3||2.56|
Once again, ABC’s college football broadcast landed on top in the primetime ratings Saturday. With an average 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 spread out across three hours, the broadcast also scored 2.66 million viewers. In addition, FOX’s Premiere Boxing Championship coverage raked in a 0.3 on the network.
Aside from a low-rated “Will & Grace” encore, it was an even night for NBC. Beginning with “Dateline” scoring a 0.6, the network’s special “One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert for Disaster Relief” broadcast rounded out the night for NBC with a 0.6 as well.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.7/3||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||2.66||3.21||2.47||1.30|
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.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.