Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, October 27, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||2018 World Series (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||2.8/13||11.43|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.8/3||3.37|
|College Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.)||0.6/3||2.55|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||3.61|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.6/3||2.85|
Once again, sports dominated the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
Game 4 of the World Series kept FOX on top for the second night in a row with a 2.8 average rating among adults 18-49 and 11.43 million viewers. It was on par with the 2.9 that the fourth game of the World Series scored last year.
Elsewhere, ABC came second in the night with its broadcast of the Texas vs. Oklahoma State college football game, which posted a 0.8 average with 3.37 million viewers. CBS followed closely behind with its broadcast of the Notre Dame vs. Navy game (0.6, 2.55 million).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.8/13||0.8/3||0.6/3||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||11.43||3.37||2.55||3.36|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.