Tuesday, May 21, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' Finale with Paul Rudd Rises; 'Ransom' and '48 Hours' Dip

On May 18, 2019, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.50 rating - followed by FOX (0.50), ABC (0.27) and CBS (0.23).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 2.960 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.449), FOX (2.369) and ABC (2.087).

ABC aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - 48 Hours was adjusted up. Saturday Night Live, MLB Baseball and the repeats of Dateline and American Idol were adjusted down.

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.960 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.4, +0.2) SEASON FINALE

FOX (0.50 Rating, 2.369 Million Viewers)
        MLB BASEBALL (0.4)

ABC (0.27 Rating, 2.087 Million Viewers)
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.2) REPEAT
        20/20 (0.3) REPEAT

CBS (0.23 Rating, 2.449 Million Viewers)
        GOD FRIENDED ME (0.2) REPEAT
        RANSOM (0.2, -0.1)
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.0)


                                            The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 18 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
FOX
MLB Baseball (7-10)
0.4
2.355
8:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.621

ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.2
1.919

CBS
God Friended Me - R
0.2
1.893
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.698

CBS
Ransom
0.2
2.244
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.4
2.438

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.088

ABC
20/20 - R
0.3
2.471
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.4
6.025

Average Rating: 0.43
Average Viewership: 2.775


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.