Sunday, October 22, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Michigan vs. Penn State' Tops Primetime for ABC; '48 Hours' Holds Steady

On October 21, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.97 rating - followed by NBC (0.67), CBS (0.47) and FOX (0.43).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 6.726 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.488), NBC (2.475) and FOX (1.410).




UPDATE - ABC's College Football, NBC's College Football and the repeat of 48 Hours were adjusted up.

ABC (1.97 Rating, 6.726 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2.1)

NBC (0.67 Rating, 2.475 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.8)

CBS (0.47 Rating, 3.488 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.6, +0.0)

FOX (0.43 Rating, 1.410 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.4)


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
College Football (8-11)
2.1
6.954

NBC
College Football (8-11)
0.8
2.988

CBS
NCIS - R
0.4
3.029

FOX
College Football (8-11)
0.4
1.191
9:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.5
3.500
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
4.121

Average Rating: 0.80
Average Viewership: 3.631


NOTE: For the 2017-18 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.6 million TV households. The Adults 18-49 demographic 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.