Tuesday, April 3, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - ABC Leads Night with Annual Broadcast of 'The Ten Commandments'; '48 Hours' Steady

On March 31, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.63 rating - followed by NBC (0.50), CBS (0.40) and FOX (0.30).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.745 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.035), NBC (2.946) and FOX (0.901).

ABC, NBC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - There were no adjustments to any of the preliminary ratings.

ABC (0.63 Rating, 4.745 Million Viewers)
        THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (0.6) REPEAT

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.946 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT

CBS (0.40 Rating, 3.035 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.3) REPEAT
        NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5, +0.0)

FOX (0.30 Rating, 0.901 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.3) REPEAT
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.3) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 31 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
The Ten Commandments (8-11) - R
0.6
4.607

NBC
Dateline (8-10) - R
0.5
3.203

CBS
NCIS - R
0.3
2.696

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.3
0.895
9:00 PM
CBS
NCIS: New Orleans - R
0.4
3.053

FOX
Showtime at the Apollo - R
0.3
0.884
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
2.486

CBS
48 Hours
0.5
3.472

Average Rating: 0.44
Average Viewership: 2.662


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.