Tuesday, May 7, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' and 'NHL Hockey' Lead Primetime; 'Saturday Night Live' with Adam Sandler Rises

On May 4, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.67 rating - followed by NBC (1.00), CBS (0.27) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 5.318 million viewers - followed by NBC (3.724), CBS (2.276) and FOX (1.075).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown and Saturday Night Live were adjusted down.

ABC (1.67 Rating, 5.318 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.6)
        NBA BASKETBALL (2.3)

NBC (1.00 Rating, 3.724 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (1.2)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.6, +0.1)

CBS (0.27 Rating, 2.276 Million Viewers)
        MILLION DOLLAR MILE (0.2, -0.6)
        RANSOM (0.2, -0.1)
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.0)

FOX (0.20 Rating, 1.075 Million Viewers)
        MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (0.2) REPEAT
        9-1-1 (0.2) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 4 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
NHL Hockey (8-10)
1.2
4.555

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.6
2.691

CBS
Million Dollar Mile
0.2
1.645

FOX
MasterChef Junior - R
0.2
1.074
8:30 PM
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
2.3
7.227
9:00 PM
CBS
Ransom
0.2
2.113

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.2
1.151
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
2.395

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.008
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.6
6.798

Average Rating: 0.75
Average Viewership: 3.266


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.