Sunday, February 18, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Winter Olympics' Falls to New Low; '48 Hours' Also Drops; 'Boxing' on FOX Has Small Audience

On February 17, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.23 rating - followed by ABC (0.33), CBS (0.30) and FOX (0.25).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 13.617 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.763), ABC (1.686) and FOX (1.058).

ABC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - 2018 Winter Olympics and the repeat of NCIS: New Orleans were adjusted up. Premier Boxing Champions and the repeat of MacGyver were adjusted down.

NBC (3.23 Rating, 13.617 Million Viewers)
        2018 WINTER OLYMPICS (3.5)

ABC (0.33 Rating, 1.686 Million Viewers)
        THE MIDDLE (0.3) REPEAT
        THE MIDDLE (0.3) REPEAT
        BLACK-ISH (0.3) REPEAT
        BLACK-ISH (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT

CBS (0.30 Rating, 2.763 Million Viewers)
        MACGYVER (0.2) REPEAT
        NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, -0.2)

FOX (0.25 Rating, 1.058 Million Viewers)
        PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS (0.2)


                                        The Final Ratings for Saturday, February 17 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
2018 Winter Olympics (8-11)
3.5
14.520

ABC
The Middle - R
0.3
1.738

CBS
MacGyver - R
0.2
2.341

FOX
Premier Boxing Champions (8-10)
0.2
1.136
8:30 PM
ABC
The Middle - R
0.3
1.646
9:00 PM
CBS
NCIS: New Orleans - R
0.3
2.713

ABC
Black-ish - R
0.3
1.296
9:30 PM
ABC
Black-ish - R
0.3
1.366
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.226

ABC
20/20 - R
0.4
2.020

Average Rating: 0.62
Average Viewership: 3.200


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.