Tuesday, August 28, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NFL Preseason' Easily Leads for CBS During Repeat-Filled Night

On August 25, 2018, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.70 rating - followed by NBC (0.43), FOX (0.35) and ABC (0.30).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.121 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.635), ABC (2.177) and FOX (1.348).

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


UPDATE - NFL Preseason was adjusted up. The repeats of America's Got Talent and MasterChef were adjusted down.

CBS (0.70 Rating, 3.121 Million Viewers)
        NFL PRESEASON (0.7)

NBC (0.43 Rating, 2.635 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT

FOX (0.35 Rating, 1.348 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF (0.2) REPEAT
        MASTERCHEF (0.4) REPEAT

ABC (0.30 Rating, 2.177 Million Viewers)
        THE GOOD DOCTOR (0.3) REPEAT
        THE GOOD DOCTOR (0.3) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.3) REPEAT


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, August 25 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
CBS
NFL Preseason (8-11)
0.8
3.402

NBC
America’s Got Talent (8-10) - R
0.3
2.101

ABC
The Good Doctor - R
0.3
1.977

FOX
MasterChef - R
0.2
0.954
9:00 PM
FOX
MasterChef - R
0.4
1.286

ABC
The Good Doctor - R
0.3
1.857
10:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
3.073

ABC
20/20 - R
0.3
2.152

Average Rating: 0.39
Average Viewership: 2.100


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.