Tuesday, February 26, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Leads Night for ABC; 'Ransom' and '48 Hours' Rise

On February 23, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.73 rating - followed by NBC (0.50), CBS (0.43) and FOX (0.30).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.419 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.661), NBC (1.951) and FOX (1.574).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown and the repeat of Proven Innocent were adjusted down.

ABC (0.73 Rating, 2.661 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.3)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.0)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 1.951 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (0.5)

CBS (0.43 Rating, 3.419 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.3, +0.1)
        48 HOURS (0.4) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.6, +0.3)

FOX (0.30 Rating, 1.574 Million Viewers)
        9-1-1 (0.3) REPEAT
        PROVEN INNOCENT (0.2) REPEAT


                                         The Final Ratings for Saturday, February 23 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
NHL Hockey (8-11)
0.5
1.943

CBS
Ransom
0.3
2.716

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.3
1.674

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.3
1.629
8:30 PM
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
1.0
3.422
9:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours - R
0.4
3.223

FOX
Proven Innocent - R
0.2
1.409
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.6
4.295

Average Rating: 0.45
Average Viewership: 2.539


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.