Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, October 20, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.6/8||6.13|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||3.37|
|Michael Jackson’s Halloween (CBS) – R||0.5/2||2.03|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.80|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||1.98|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS)||0.5/2||3.76|
|Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.5/2||2.71|
It was another relatively quiet night in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
ABC’s broadcast of the Ohio State vs. Purdue NCAA football game won the night for the network with a 1.6 average rating in adults 18-49 and 6.13 million viewers. It was even in the demo with its NCAA broadcast from the week before, but up slightly in total viewers.
Fox’s broadcast of the Oregon vs. Washington State college football game, meanwhile, scored a 0.5 average with 1.80 million viewers. On CBS, “48 Hours” was down slightly week-to-week from its previous 0.6 to a 0.5.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/8||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.13||3.15||2.59||1.80|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.