Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, September 14, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||0.8/5||3.44|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – S||0.7/4||2.48|
|NCIS (CBS) – R||0.3/2||2.75|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/2||1.77|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) (9-11 p.m.)||0.4/3||3.30|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.4/2||2.21|
Once again, a pair of live sports broadcasts dominated the Saturday primetime ratings.
The Clemson vs. Syracuse game topped the night’s ratings, giving ABC the overall win with a 0.8 average rating among adults 18-49 and 3.44 million viewers. While the broadcast did well enough to keep ABC at the top of the night, it didn’t even come close to the 2.7 and 8.63 million viewers that its LSU vs. Texas broadcast scored a week ago.
Elsewhere, FOX’s broadcast of the Oklahoma vs. UCLA game came second in the night, averaging a 0.7 with 2.48 million viewers. Meanwhile, the 2-hour season premiere of CBS’ “48 Hours” placed lower with a 0.4 and 3.30 million viewers.
On NBC, a new “Dateline” raked in a 0.4 with 2.21 million viewers at 10 p.m., tying with “48 Hours” for the night’s no. 3 spot in the adults 18-49 demo.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||0.8/5||0.7/4||0.4/2||0.3/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||3.44||2.48||3.12||1.92|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.