Tuesday, March 12, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Leads Primetime; 'Saturday Night Live' with Idris Elba and '48 Hours' Dip

On March 9, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.73 rating - followed by NBC (0.70), CBS (0.33) and FOX (0.25).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 3.747 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.865), ABC (2.604) and FOX (1.347).




UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown and the repeats of Dateline were adjusted down.

ABC (0.73 Rating, 2.604 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.4)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.0)

NBC (0.70 Rating, 3.747 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.6) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.7) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.7, -0.2)

CBS (0.33 Rating, 2.865 Million Viewers)
        RANSOM (0.3, +0.0)
        48 HOURS (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, -0.1)

FOX (0.25 Rating, 1.347 Million Viewers)
        BOXING (0.3)


                                             The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 9 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.6
3.704

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.4
2.033

CBS
Ransom
0.3
2.480

FOX
Boxing (8-10)
0.3
1.628
8:30 PM
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
1.0
3.066
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
3.245

CBS
48 Hours - R
0.3
2.368
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.7
2.962

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.716
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.7


Average Rating: 0.62
Average Viewership: 2.800


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.