Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, October 5, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||1.6/9||6.49|
|FBI (CBS) – R||0.4/2||3.01|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.53|
|The Voice (NBC) – R||0.3/2||1.98|
|9 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.5/3||3.26|
|Bull (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.83|
|10 p.m.||Saturday Night Live (NBC) – R||0.5/3||2.43|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.4/3||3.68|
This week was yet another instance of college football bringing ABC to the top of the Saturday primetime ratings.
The network’s broadcast of a game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Ohio State Buckeyes brought in an average rating of 1.6 in adults 18-49, drawing 6.49 million viewers. This was up a notch from last week’s Ohio State vs. Nebraska matchup and its 1.5 rating with 5.54 million viewers. Nothing else that aired on Saturday night was able to come close to toppling ABC.
CBS aired reruns of “FBI” and “Bull,” which drew a 0.4 and a 0.3, respectively, before launching into a new episode of “48 Hours” at 0.4. This was consistent with last week’s episode. NBC had a similar night, with reruns of “The Voice,” “Bull,” and “Saturday Night Live” pulling respective ratings of 0.3, 0.5, and 0.5.
Elsewhere, FOX aired a college football game between the California Golden Bears and the Oregon Ducks at 0.4 with 1.53 million viewers. This was just a hair lower than the network’s MLB broadcast from last week, which posted a 0.4 with 1.95 million viewers.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.6/9||0.4/2||0.4/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||6.49||3.17||2.56||1.53|
In late-night, the second episode of season 45 of “Saturday Night Live” scored a 4.0 rating in metered-market households, with a 1.7 in adults 18-49. The episode, hosted by Phoebe Waller-Bridge with Taylor Swift as a musical guest, was about on par with last week’s 4.1 and 1.6 ratings.
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