Sunday, October 16, 2016

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'College Football' Dominates Night for ABC; '48 Hours' Steady; 'Saturday Night Live' Dips

On October 15, 2016, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.47 rating - followed by CBS (0.63), NBC (0.53) and FOX (0.35).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 8.325 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.947), NBC (2.429) and FOX (1.721).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - College Football on ABC and NBC was adjusted up.

ABC (2.47 Rating, 8.325 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2.7)

CBS (0.63 Rating, 3.947 Million Viewers)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.5) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.6) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.8, +0.1)

NBC (0.53 Rating, 2.429 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.7)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.3, -0.1)

FOX (0.35 Rating, 1.721 Million Viewers)
        LETHAL WEAPON (0.3) REPEAT
        LETHAL WEAPON (0.4) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 15 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
ABC
College Football (8-11)
2.7
8.964

NBC
College Football (8-11)
0.7
2.870

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.5
3.296

FOX
Lethal Weapon - R
0.3
1.536
9:00.
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.6
3.709

FOX
Lethal Weapon - R
0.4
1.913
10:00.
CBS
48 Hours
0.8
4.866
10:30.
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
2.3


Average Rating: 1.04
Average Viewership: 3.879


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.