Tuesday, October 16, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'College Football' Easily Leads Primetime; 'Saturday Night Live' with Seth Meyers Drops

On October 13, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.60 rating - followed by NBC (0.53), CBS (0.47) and FOX (0.30).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 5.566 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.158), CBS (2.977) and FOX (1.498).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - College Football was adjusted up. The repeats of Dateline, Saturday Night Live and 9-1-1 were adjusted down.

ABC (1.60 Rating, 5.566 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.7)

NBC (0.53 Rating, 3.158 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.5, -0.2)

CBS (0.47 Rating, 2.977 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.4) REPEAT
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.6, +0.0)

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.498 Million Viewers)
        9-1-1 (0.2) REPEAT
        9-1-1 (0.3) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 13 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
College Football (8-11)
1.7
6.038

NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.983

CBS
NCIS - R
0.4
2.954

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.2
1.291
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
3.412

CBS
Magnum P.I. - R
0.4
2.396

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.3
1.699
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
3.530

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.4
2.352
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.5


Average Rating: 0.64
Average Viewership: 2.962


NOTE: For the 2018-19 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 119.9 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.