Scoreboard ABC CBS NBC FOX
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.2/8 0.6/2 0.6/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.93 4.19 1.82 1.23

ABC was number one with adults 18-49 and total viewers.

Note: Due to the nature of live sports, ratings for ABC (College Football) are tentative and will be adjusted in the final ratings.

On ABC, Saturday Night Football (Oregon-Michigan State) scored a preliminary 2.2 adults x 18-49 rating. 

On CBS, 48 hours earned a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for September 12, 2015 (All Live + Same Day Ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC College Football (8-11PM) 2.2 8 6.93
CBS NCIS -R 0.5 2 4.07
NBC Running Wild With Bear Grylls -R 0.4 1 1.47
FOX Bullseye -R 0.4 1 1.39
9:00PM NBC American Ninja Warrior -R (9-11PM) 0.7 3 2.00
CBS NCIS: LA -R 0.5 2 4.06
FOX Home Free -R 0.2 1 1.08
10:00PM CBS 48 Hours  -R 0.7 3 4.46


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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing 
– Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.- – Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2015 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.–

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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