Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Note: Live sports coverage on FOX and ABC will likely result in greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings.
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||
|8 p.m.||Saturday Night College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – P||3.8/12||12.00|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||2.57|
|FOX College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – P||0.5/2||1.72|
|Candy Crush (CBS)||0.2/1||1.39|
|9 p.m.||Candy Crush (CBS) – F||0.3/1||1.23|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC)||0.5/2||3.09|
|48 Hours (CBS)||0.3/1||1.97|
ABC easily won the Saturday ratings this week, with its broadcast of the Alabama vs Florida State college football game scoring a 3.8 average rating in adults 18-49, spread out across three hours. This was easily the highest-scoring broadcast of the night, with 12 million average total viewers as well.
Comparatively, FOX’s own coverage of the Louisville vs Purdue game scored only a 0.5 average rating. In addition, the final two back-to-back episodes of “Candy Crush” raked in 0.2 and 0.3 ratings for CBS. “48 Hours” (0.3) rounded out the night for the network.
On NBC, “Dateline” scored a 0.5 for itself, following an encore airing of “America’s Got Talent.”
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||3.8/12||0.5/2||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||12.00||2.74||1.72||1.53|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.