Sunday, October 1, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - ABC's 'College Football' Leads Primetime; 'Saturday Night Live' Premieres Well

On September 30, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.47 rating - followed by FOX (0.73), NBC (0.58) and CBS (0.47).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.623 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.418), NBC (2.677) and FOX (2.570).




UPDATE - FOX's College Football was adjusted up. The repeats of Superstore and Dateline were adjusted down.

ABC (1.47 Rating, 4.623 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.5)

FOX (0.73 Rating, 2.570 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.8)

NBC (0.58 Rating, 2.677 Million Viewers)
        WILL & GRACE (0.4) REPEAT
        SUPERSTORE (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.9) SEASON PREMIERE

CBS (0.47 Rating, 3.418 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4) SEASON PREMIERE
        48 HOURS (0.6) 


                                       The Final Ratings for Saturday, September 30 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
College Football (8-11)
1.5
4.613

FOX
College Football (8-11)
0.8
2.685

CBS
NCIS - R
0.4
3.302

NBC
Will & Grace - R
0.4
2.123
8:30 PM
NBC
Superstore - R
0.3
1.493
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.6
2.984

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
2.826
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
4.235

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
2.449
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.9
7.020

Average Rating: 0.75
Average Viewership: 3.373


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.