|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||0.9/4||0.9/3||0.8/3||0.6/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||2.434||2.414||4.579||4.757|
FOX and NBC tied for number one with adults 18-49 while CBS won with total viewers
Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for FOX (UFC) and NBC (Hockey) should be considered tentative and subject to adjustment during the finals.
On NBC, NHL Playoffs earned a preliminary 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. No first-round playoff games aired on NBC during Saturday primetime last season so there is no good basis for comparison.
On FOX, UFC Fight Night scored a from a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating for the most recent FOX UFC Fight Night event.
On CBS, 48 Hours matched last week’s 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.
On ABC, 20/20 notched a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM, up 75 percent from last week’s 0.4. A second episode at 9PM scored a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for April 18, 2015 (All Live + Same Day Ratings):
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Total Viewers (millions)|
|8:00||FOX||UFC Fight Night (8-10PM) – Live||0.9/4||2.43|
|NBC||NHL Hockey (Rangers/Penguins) -( 8-11PM) – Live||0.9/3||2.41|
|CBS||CSI – R||0.4/2||3.59|
|CBS||NCIS: Los Angeles – R||0.5/2||4.43|
|ABC||Castle – R||0.6/2||3.62|
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