Wednesday, January 23, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Propels ABC to Primetime Win; 'Saturday Night Live' Returns Down

On January 19, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.87 rating - followed by NBC (0.70), CBS (0.40) and FOX (0.40).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.461 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.225), ABC (2.681) and FOX (1.757).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown and the repeat of America's Got Talent: The Champions were adjusted down.

ABC (0.87 Rating, 2.681 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.5)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.1)

NBC (0.70 Rating, 3.225 Million Viewers)
        AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.7) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.8, -0.2)

CBS (0.40 Rating, 3.461 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.4) REPEAT
        NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, -0.1)

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.757 Million Viewers)
        THE MASKED SINGER (0.5) REPEAT
        THE PASSAGE (0.3) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, January 19 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (8-10) - R
0.5
2.944

FOX
The Masked Singer - R
0.5
1.983

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.5
1.832

CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles - R
0.4
2.934
8:30 PM
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
1.1
3.388
9:00 PM
CBS
NCIS: New Orleans - R
0.4
3.280

FOX
The Passage - R
0.3
1.439
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.7
2.577

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
4.114
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.8


Average Rating: 0.66
Average Viewership: 2.721


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.