Tuesday, October 23, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'College Football' Easily Leads Night for ABC; '48 Hours' Dips

On October 20, 2018, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.60 rating - followed by FOX (0.53), NBC (0.47) and CBS (0.47).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 6.126 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.149), CBS (2.594) and FOX (1.801).

NBC aired all repeats for the evening.



UPDATE - FOX's College Football was adjusted up.

ABC (1.60 Rating, 6.126 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.6)

FOX (0.53 Rating, 1.801 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.7)

NBC (0.47 Rating, 3.149 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.5) REPEAT

CBS (0.47 Rating, 2.594 Million Viewers)
        MICHAEL JACKSON'S HALLOWEEN (0.5) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5, -0.1)


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 20 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
College Football (8-11)
1.6
6.292

FOX
College Football (8-11)
0.7
2.591

NBC
Dateline (8-10) - R
0.5
3.436

CBS
Michael Jackson’s Halloween - R
0.5
1.986
9:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.4
1.983
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.5
3.845

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.5
2.678

Average Rating: 0.67
Average Viewership: 3.259


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.