Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Dateline' Repeat and 'MLB Baseball' Lead Very Slow Night; 'Ransom' Steady; 'Taken' Dips

On May 26, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.45 rating - followed by NBC (0.37), ABC (0.27) and CBS (0.23).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 2.511 million viewers - followed by FOX (2.176), CBS (1.956) and ABC (1.798).

ABC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - The repeat of Dateline was adjusted down.

FOX (0.45 Rating, 2.176 Million Viewers)
        MLB BASEBALL (0.5)

NBC (0.37 Rating, 2.511 Million Viewers)
        TAKEN (0.2, -0.2)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.27 Rating, 1.798 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.3) REPEAT

CBS (0.23 Rating, 1.956 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.2, +0.0)
        48 HOURS: NCIS (0.2) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.3) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 26 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
FOX
MLB Baseball (7-10)
0.5
2.469
8:00 PM
ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.3
1.791

CBS
Ransom
0.2
2.133

NBC
Taken
0.2
1.761
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (9-11) - R
0.4
2.905

CBS
48 Hours: NCIS - R
0.2
1.633
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.3
2.087

ABC
20|20 - R
0.3
1.766

Average Rating: 0.30
Average Viewership: 2.068


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.