Sunday, August 27, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - NFL Preemptions Boost Numbers Across Primetime; 'Mayweather vs. McGregor Prelims' Tops Night

On August 26, 2017, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.87 rating - followed by FOX (0.85), ABC (0.80) and CBS (0.63).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 3.881 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.795), CBS (2.996) and FOX (2.739).

ABC and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - As was expected, every show was adjusted down.

NBC (0.87 Rating, 3.795 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (0.5) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.7) REPEAT

FOX (0.85 Rating, 2.739 Million Viewers)
        FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. CONOR MCGREGOR - PRELIMS (0.9)
        BEAT SHAZAM (0.5) REPEAT

ABC (0.80 Rating, 3.881 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

CBS (0.63 Rating, 2.996 Million Viewers)
        NFL PRESEASON (0.5)


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, August 26 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
Mayweather vs. McGregor Prelims
0.9
2.438

CBS
NFL Preseason (8-11)
0.5
2.216

NBC
American Ninja Warrior (8-10) - R
0.5
1.900

ABC
America’s Funniest Home Videos - R
0.4
2.388
9:00 PM
FOX
Beat Shazam - R
0.5
1.474

ABC
The $100,000 Pyramid - R
0.4
2.115
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.7
3.366

ABC
20/20: In an Instant - R
0.4
1.947

Average Rating: 0.54
Average Viewership: 2.231


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.