Tuesday, December 18, 2018

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'UFC Fight Night' Leads Primetime; 'Saturday Night Live' with Matt Damon Rises; '48 Hours' Also Up

On December 15, 2018, FOX won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.65 rating - followed by CBS (0.57), NBC (0.53) and ABC (0.27).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.708 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.014), FOX (2.794) and ABC (1.557).




UPDATE - UFC Fight Night, 48 Hours and the repeats of NCIS: Los Angeles, Dateline and Saturday Night Live were adjusted down.

FOX (0.65 Rating, 2.794 Million Viewers)
        UFC FIGHT NIGHT (0.6)

CBS (0.57 Rating, 3.708 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.5, -0.1)

NBC (0.53 Rating, 3.014 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.0, +0.3)

ABC (0.27 Rating, 1.557 Million Viewers)
        THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT (0.3) REPEAT
        THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW (0.2, +0.0)


                                        The Final Ratings for Saturday, December 15 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
FOX
UFC Fight Night (8-10)
0.6
1.828

NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
3.122

CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles - R
0.3
2.514

ABC
The Great Christmas Light Fight (8-10) - R
0.3
1.804
9:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.4
3.059

NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.546
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.5
3.948

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.5
2.578

ABC
The Alec Baldwin Show
0.2
0.973
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
2.0


Average Rating: 0.56
Average Viewership: 2.486


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.