Tuesday, April 17, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Ransom' and '48 Hours' Dip; 'NHL Hockey' Leads Primetime

On April 14, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.63 rating - followed by FOX (0.55), CBS (0.40) and ABC (0.33).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.007 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.180), ABC (1.958) and FOX (1.780).

ABC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NHL Hockey was adjusted down.

NBC (0.63 Rating, 2.180 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (0.5)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.7, -0.2)

FOX (0.55 Rating, 1.780 Million Viewers)
        UFC FIGHT NIGHT (0.6)

CBS (0.40 Rating, 3.007 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.3, -0.1)
        48 HOURS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5, -0.1)

ABC (0.33 Rating, 1.958 Million Viewers)
        THE CROSSING (0.3) REPEAT
        STATION 19 (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, April 14 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
UFC Fight Night (8-10)
0.6
2.020

NBC
NHL Hockey (8-11)
0.5
1.775

CBS
Ransom
0.3
2.548

ABC
The Crossing - R
0.3
2.099
9:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.4
2.694

ABC
Station 19 - R
0.3
1.692
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.5
3.717

ABC
20|20 - R
0.4
2.088
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.7


Average Rating: 0.56
Average Viewership: 2.329


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.