Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Note: Live college football on ABC and FOX 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.)||1.3/6||4.68|
|FOX College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||1.0/5||3.51|
|Dateline (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.5/2||3.30|
|NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.81|
|9 p.m.||Criminal Minds (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.43|
|10 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) – R||0.5/2||3.66|
|SNL Vintage (NBC)||0.4/2||2.29|
No surprise here: ABC’s “Saturday Night College Football” earned another ratings win in primetime Saturday. FOX’s game put up decent numbers as well.
ABC’s coverage of a last-second Penn State victory over Iowa drew 4.68 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, pending updates. FOX’s broadcast of Michigan State-Notre Dame is currently at 3.51 million viewers and a 1.0. Both networks are down some from last week.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.3/6||1.0/5||0.4/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||4.68||3.51||2.97||2.96|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.