Tuesday, April 24, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NASCAR Racing' and 'NHL Hockey' Lead Night; '48 Hours' Dips; 'Ransom' Steady

On April 21, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.60 rating - followed by NBC (0.60), CBS (0.37) and ABC (0.33).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.400 million viewers - followed by FOX (3.064), ABC (2.251) and NBC (1.925).

ABC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeat of NCIS was adjusted down.

FOX (0.60 Rating, 3.064 Million Viewers)
        NASCAR RACING (0.6)

NBC (0.60 Rating, 1.925 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (0.6)

CBS (0.37 Rating, 3.400 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.3, +0.0)
        NCIS (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, -0.1)

ABC (0.33 Rating, 2.251 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.4) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, April 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
NASCAR Racing (8-10)
0.6
3.033

NBC
NHL Hockey (8-11)
0.6
1.889

CBS
Ransom
0.3
2.860

ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.3
1.988
9:00 PM
CBS
NCIS - R
0.3
3.352
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.603

ABC
20|20 - R
0.4
2.695

Average Rating: 0.41
Average Viewership: 2.774


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.