Sunday, March 5, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' Returns Down; 'Premier Boxing Champions' & 'NBA Basketball' Lead Slow Night

On March 4, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.67 rating - followed by NBC (0.50), ABC (0.48) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 2.865 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.766), ABC (1.698) and FOX (0.851).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Premier Boxing Champions was adjusted up. Ransom and the repeat of Chicago Fire were adjusted down.

CBS (0.67 Rating, 2.865 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.4, -0.1)
        PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS (0.9)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.766 Million Viewers)
        CHICAGO FIRE (0.3) REPEAT
        CHICAGO P.D. (0.5) REPEAT
        CHICAGO JUSTICE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.3, -1.3)

ABC (0.48 Rating, 1.698 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.4)
        NBA BASKETBALL (0.5)

FOX (0.20 Rating, 0.851 Million Viewers)
        24: LEGACY (0.2) REPEAT
        A.P.B. (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 4 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
CBS
Ransom
0.4
3.108

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.4
1.548

NBC
Chicago Fire - R
0.3
2.026

FOX
24: Legacy - R
0.2
0.678
8:30.
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
0.5
1.673
9:00.
CBS
Premier Boxing Champions (9-11)
0.9
3.060

NBC
Chicago P.D. - R
0.5
2.731

FOX
A.P.B. - R
0.2
0.987
10:00.
NBC
Chicago Justice - R
0.6
3.404

Average Rating: 0.44
Average Viewership: 2.135


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.