Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, September 15, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||2.1/10||7.09|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.7/3||2.63|
|Pink Collar Crimes (CBS)||0.4/2||2.27|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||2.10|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.80|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.4/2||2.93|
|48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.62|
ABC led the Saturday primetime ratings yet again this week, with its broadcast of the Ohio State vs TCU college football game scoring a 2.1 average rating in adults 18-49 across its 3-hour run time. This was triple the rating that any of the night’s other broadcasts scored, and was also the most-watched of the night with 7.09 million viewers.
In the network race, FOX came second with its own coverage of the USC vs Texas game raking in a 0.7 average, even with its NCAA coverage from last Saturday.
On CBS, “Pink Collar Crimes” was steady with a 0.4 for the second week in a row. All of the night’s other broadcasts were reruns.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.1/10||0.7/3||0.4/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.09||2.63||2.56||2.38|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.