Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, September 29, 2018
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.)||2.7/13||8.87|
|College Football (NBC) (8-11 p.m.)||0.9/5||3.45|
|FBI (CBS) – R||0.4/2||2.98|
|College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.)||0.4/2||1.37|
|9 p.m.||48 Hours (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – P||0.6/3||3.70|
It was another packed night of college football in the Saturday primetime ratings this week.
ABC’s coverage of the Ohio State vs. Penn State game led the night with a 2.7 average rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 8.87 million viewers. NBC’s broadcast of the Stanford vs. Notre Dame game came second with a 0.9, followed by CBS’ “48 Hours” (0.6) premiere.
Elsewhere, FOX’s own NCAA coverage tied CBS’ “FBI” encore with matching 0.4s, though, “FBI” did beat the former in total viewers (2.98 vs. 1.37 million).
In late-night, the Adam Driver-hosted season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” raked in a 2.3 rating in the 18-49 demo, up two-tenths from the 2.1 its premiere had scored a year ago. It was also the show’s second highest-rated season premiere in metered-market household ratings since Sept. 2012, with a 4.8.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.7/13||0.9/5||0.5/2||0.4/2|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.87||3.45||3.46||1.37|
Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns.
Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time.
Time Shifted Viewing: Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.
Source: The Nielsen Company.