Tuesday, October 1, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' Has Solid Return; 'College Football' Leads Primetime for ABC

On September 28, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.70 rating - followed by NBC (0.40), FOX (0.40) and CBS (0.33)

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 6.136 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.605), NBC (2.216) and FOX (1.973).




UPDATE - College Football was adjusted up. Saturday Night Live and the repeats of The Voice, Dateline and Bob Hearts Abishola were adjusted down.

ABC (1.70 Rating, 6.136 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (1.7)

NBC (0.40 Rating, 2.216 Million Viewers)
        THE VOICE (0.3) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.3) SEASON PREMIERE

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.973 Million Viewers)
        MLB BASEBALL (0.4)

CBS (0.33 Rating, 2.605 Million Viewers)
        BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (0.3) REPEAT
        CAROL'S SECOND ACT (0.3) REPEAT
        ALL RISE (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.0)


                                           The Final Ratings for Saturday, September 28 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:00 PM
FOX
MLB Baseball (7-10)
0.4
1.973
7:30 PM
ABC
College Football (7:30-11)
1.7
6.136
8:00 PM
CBS
Bob Hearts Abishola - R
0.3
2.277

NBC
The Voice - R
0.3
1.835
8:30 PM
CBS
Carol’s Second Act - R
0.3
2.122
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
2.774

CBS
All Rise - R
0.3
2.290
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.4
2.038

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.325
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.3
6.094

Average Rating: 0.59
Average Viewership: 3.086


NOTE: For the 2019-20 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 120.6 million TV households in the United States - with 307.3 million people ages 2 and up. 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.