Tuesday, March 20, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' with Bill Hader Rises; 'NCAA Tournament' Leads Primetime

On March 17, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.52 rating - followed by NBC (0.48), ABC (0.40) and FOX (0.30).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 5.653 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.487), NBC (2.423) and FOX (1.372).

ABC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NCAA Tournament was adjusted up. The repeats of Superstore, Dateline and Deception were adjusted down.

CBS (1.52 Rating, 5.653 Million Viewers)
        2018 NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (1.9)
        48 HOURS (0.9) REPEAT

NBC (0.48 Rating, 2.423 Million Viewers)
        WILL & GRACE (0.2) REPEAT
        SUPERSTORE (0.2) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.9, +0.2)

ABC (0.40 Rating, 2.487 Million Viewers)
        20/20 (0.5) REPEAT
        DECEPTION (0.3) REPEAT
        FOR THE PEOPLE (0.3) REPEAT

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.372 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.3) REPEAT
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.3) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 17 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament (8-10:30)
1.9
6.851

ABC
20/20 - R
0.5
3.055

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.3
1.258

NBC
Will & Grace - R
0.2
1.475
8:30 PM
NBC
Superstore - R
0.2
0.896
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.397

ABC
Deception - R
0.3
2.077

FOX
Showtime at the Apollo - R
0.3
1.458
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
2.323

ABC
For the People - R
0.3
1.952
10:30 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.9
4.057
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.9


Average Rating: 0.65
Average Viewership: 2.527


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.