Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, September 21, 2019
The numbers for Saturday:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating/share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||College Football (CBS) (8-11 p.m.) – S||2.4/14||8.91|
|College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S||0.9/5||3.46|
|America’s Got Talent (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – R||0.3/1||1.78|
|The Simpsons (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.69|
|8:30 p.m.||Bob’s Burgers (FOX) – R||0.2/1||0.58|
|9 p.m.||The Masked Singer (FOX) – R||0.3/1||1.07|
|10 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) – R||0.4/3||2.92|
This week saw yet another Saturday’s primetime ratings ruled by dual college football games.
Even among the games themselves, however, the competition was less close than one might think. For the top performance of the night, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish squared off against the Georgia Bulldogs on CBS, scoring a powerful 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 with an average of 8.91 million viewers.
Meanwhile, ABC broadcasted the Oklahoma State Cowboys going to battle against the Texas Longhorns, but despite raking in a 0.9 with 3.46 million viewers, its score paled in comparison to the CBS game. On the other hand, both outperformed the 0.8 of the Clemson vs. Syracuse match that aired on ABC last week.
Beyond both football games, the rest of the night’s broadcasts were repeats, the strongest of which was “Dateline” on NBC with a 0.4 and 2.92 million viewers. This meant that it outperformed the 0.3 of “America’s Got Talent” on the same network, as well as FOX’s barrage of repeats from “The Simpsons” (0.2), “Bob’s Burgers” (0.2), and “The Masked Singer (0.3).
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.4/14||0.9/5||0.3/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||8.91||3.46||2.16||0.85|
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Source: The Nielsen Company.