Sunday, August 20, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - NFL Preemptions Boost Numbers on All Networks; 'NASCAR Racing' Leads for NBC

On August 19, 2017, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.87 rating - followed by NBC (0.87), ABC (0.67) and FOX (0.55).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.529 million viewers - followed by NBC (4.227), ABC (3.324) and FOX (2.001).

ABC, CBS and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - As was expected, every show on the broadcast networks was adjusted down.

CBS (0.87 Rating, 4.529 Million Viewers)
        48 HOURS (0.3) REPEAT
        PRINCESS DIANA: HER LIFE, HER DEATH, THE TRUTH (0.4) REPEAT

NBC (0.87 Rating, 4.227 Million Viewers)
        NASCAR RACING (0.8)

ABC (0.67 Rating, 3.324 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (0.4) REPEAT
        THE $100,000 PYRAMID (0.4) REPEAT
        20/20: IN AN INSTANT (0.4) REPEAT

FOX (0.55 Rating, 2.001 Million Viewers)
        LUCIFER (0.2) REPEAT
        LOVE CONNECTION (0.2) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, August 19 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
NASCAR Racing (8-11)
0.8
3.817

ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos - R
0.4
2.393

CBS
48 Hours - R
0.3
2.289

FOX
Lucifer - R
0.2
0.726
9:00 PM
CBS
Princess Diana: Her Life (9-11) - R
0.4
2.945

ABC
The $100,000 Pyramid - R
0.4
2.199

FOX
Love Connection - R
0.2
0.632
10:00 PM
ABC
20/20: In an Instant - R
0.4
2.283

Average Rating: 0.39
Average Viewership: 2.161


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.