Sunday, October 2, 2016

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'College Football' Dominates on ABC; 'Saturday Night Live' Has Best Premiere in 8 Years

On October 1, 2016, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.10 rating - followed by CBS (0.63), NBC (0.55) and FOX (0.53).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 9.019 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.910), NBC (2.361) and FOX (1.828).




UPDATE - ABC's College Football was adjusted up. FOX's College Football and the 9:30 repeat of The Good Place were adjusted down.

ABC (3.10 Rating, 9.019 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (3.2)

CBS (0.63 Rating, 3.910 Million Viewers)
        SCORPION (0.5) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.6, -0.2)
        48 HOURS (0.8, +0.0)

NBC (0.55 Rating, 2.361 Million Viewers)
        THE GOOD PLACE (0.4) REPEAT
        THE GOOD PLACE (0.4) REPEAT
        THE GOOD PLACE (0.4) REPEAT
        THE GOOD PLACE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.8) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.7) SEASON PREMIERE

FOX (0.53 Rating, 1.828 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.4)


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 1 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
ABC
College Football (8-11)
3.2
9.294

CBS
Scorpion - R
0.5
3.095

FOX
College Football (8-11)
0.4
1.459

NBC
The Good Place - R
0.4
1.783
8:30.
NBC
The Good Place - R
0.4
1.849
9:00.
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
3.709

NBC
The Good Place - R
0.4
1.964
9:30.
NBC
The Good Place - R
0.4
2.050
10:00.
CBS
48 Hours
0.8
4.882

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.8
3.295
11:30.
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
2.7


Average Rating: 0.96
Average Viewership: 3.338


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.