Tuesday, May 22, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' Finale with Tina Fey Ticks Up; 'NHL Hockey' Leads Primetime

On May 19, 2018, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.80 rating - followed by CBS (0.57), ABC (0.37) and FOX (0.25).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 4.430 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.816), ABC (2.531) and FOX (1.001).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NHL Hockey was adjusted down.

NBC (0.80 Rating, 2.816 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (0.8)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.7) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.9, +0.1) SEASON FINALE

CBS (0.57 Rating, 4.430 Million Viewers)
        ROYAL ROMANCE: THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE (0.6)
        48 HOURS (0.5, +0.0)

ABC (0.37 Rating, 2.531 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.5, +0.0)

FOX (0.25 Rating, 1.001 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.3) REPEAT
        SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO (0.2) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 19 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
NBC
NHL Hockey (7-10)
0.8
2.907
8:00 PM
CBS
Royal Romance (8-10)
0.6
4.687

ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.3
1.987

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.3
1.026
9:00 PM
FOX
Showtime at the Apollo - R
0.2
0.948
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.7
2.290

CBS
48 Hours
0.5
3.892

ABC
20|20
0.5
3.542
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.9


Average Rating: 0.64
Average Viewership: 2.660


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.