Tuesday, May 8, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Playoffs' Dominates Night for ABC; 'NHL Playoffs' Also Does Well for NBC

On May 5, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.75 rating - followed by NBC (1.03), CBS (0.37) and FOX (0.30).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 5.073 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.536), CBS (3.210) and FOX (1.224).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown and the repeat of Saturday Night Live were adjusted down.

ABC (1.75 Rating, 5.073 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.7)
        NBA BASKETBALL (2.2)

NBC (1.03 Rating, 3.536 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (1.1)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.8, +0.1)

CBS (0.37 Rating, 3.210 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.3, +0.0)
        NCIS (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5, -0.1)

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.224 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.3) REPEAT
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.3) REPEAT


                                            The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 5 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
NBC
NHL Hockey (7-10:10)
1.1
4.261
8:00 PM
ABC
NBA Countdown
0.7
2.645

CBS
Ransom
0.3
2.734

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.3
1.114
8:30 PM
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
2.2
6.352
9:00 PM
CBS
NCIS - R
0.3
2.933

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.3
1.315
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
2.281

CBS
48 Hours
0.5
4.029
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.8


Average Rating: 0.81
Average Viewership: 3.074


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.