Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, September 7, 2019

The numbers for Saturday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. College Football (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – S 2.6/14 8.20
College Football (FOX) (8-11 p.m.) – S 0.5/3 2.09
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (NBC) (8-11 p.m.) – R 0.3/2 1.29
Bull (CBS) – R 0.2/1 2.07
9 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) – R 0.3/2 2.80
10 p.m. 48 Hours (CBS) – R 0.4/3 3.45

Despite two college football games airing at the same time, there was a definitive champion of the Saturday primetime ratings.

The LSU Tigers vs. Texas Longhorn game broadcasted on ABC was a force of absolute destruction, drawing a 2.6 rating in adults 18-49 with 8.20 million viewers. This was much stronger than the 1.7 with 6.12 million viewers of the Oregon vs. Auburn game last week, which itself had been an easy victor when it aired.

The Buffalo Bulls vs. Penn State Nittany Lions game on FOX won over the second best numbers for the night, although they were nowhere near LSU vs. Texas. Grabbing a 0.5, the broadcast still managed an easy lead over the rest of its competition, and marked an improvement over the Premier Boxing Championship match (0.3) that aired on FOX last week.

NBC’s sole contribution for the night was “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” at 0.3, while CBS dealt a hand of repeats; “Bull” posted a 0.2, and back-to-back episodes of “48 Hours” each nabbed a 0.3 and 0.4.

Network averages:

ABC FOX CBS NBC
Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.6/14 0.5/3 0.3/2 0.3/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.20 2.09 2.77 1.29

 

Definitions:

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.

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