Sunday, January 22, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Leads Primetime for ABC; 'Saturday Night Live' with Aziz Ansari Rises

On January 21, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.93 rating - followed by CBS (0.60), NBC (0.43) and FOX (0.35).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.013 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.952), NBC (2.810) and FOX (1.521).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown was adjusted down.

ABC (0.93 Rating, 2.952 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.4)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.2)

CBS (0.60 Rating, 4.013 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.4, +0.0)
        48 HOURS (0.6) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.8, +0.3)

NBC (0.43 Rating, 2.810 Million Viewers)
        FIGURE SKATING (0.4)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.5, +0.5)

FOX (0.35 Rating, 1.521 Million Viewers)
        LETHAL WEAPON (0.4) REPEAT
        STAR (0.3) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Saturday, January 21 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Ransom
0.4
3.605

NBC
Figure Skating (8-11)
0.4
2.811

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.4
1.922

FOX
Lethal Weapon - R
0.4
1.817
8:30.
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
1.2
3.598
9:00.
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.6
3.876

FOX
Star - R
0.3
1.192
10:00.
CBS
48 Hours
0.8
4.495
11:30.
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
2.5


Average Rating: 0.56
Average Viewership: 2.915


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.