Sunday, September 24, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Penn State vs. Iowa' Leads Primetime for ABC; 'Notre Dame vs. Michigan State' Also Strong for FOX

On September 23, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.30 rating - followed by FOX (1.00), CBS (0.43) and NBC (0.43).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.679 million viewers - followed by FOX (3.506), CBS (2.966) and NBC (2.962).

CBS and NBC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - ABC's College Football was adjusted up.

ABC (1.30 Rating, 4.679 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.4)

FOX (1.00 Rating, 3.506 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.0)

CBS (0.43 Rating, 2.966 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.4) REPEAT
        CRIMINAL MINDS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5) REPEAT

NBC (0.43 Rating, 2.962 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.4) REPEAT


                                        The Final Ratings for Saturday, September 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
College Football (8-11)
1.4
5.259

FOX
College Football (8-11)
1.0
3.456

NBC
Dateline (8-10) - R
0.5
3.319

CBS
NCIS: New Orleans - R
0.4
2.709
9:00 PM
CBS
Criminal Minds - R
0.4
2.413
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.5
3.695

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.4
2.221

Average Rating: 0.66
Average Viewership: 3.296


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.