Tuesday, December 24, 2019

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live' Soars with Eddie Murphy's Return as Host; '48 Hours' Steady

On December 21, 2019, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.60 rating - followed by NBC (0.50), FOX (0.40) and CBS (0.25).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 2.902 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.637), CBS (1.879) and FOX (1.650).




UPDATE - College Football was adjusted up. The repeats of Dateline, Saturday Night Live, Young Sheldon and The Unicorn were adjusted down.

ABC (0.60 Rating, 2.637 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.6)

NBC (0.50 Rating, 2.902 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.6) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (2.5, +1.3)

FOX (0.40 Rating, 1.650 Million Viewers)
        BOXING (0.4)

CBS (0.25 Rating, 1.879 Million Viewers)
        YOUNG SHELDON (0.3) REPEAT
        THE UNICORN (0.2) REPEAT
        CAROL'S SECOND ACT (0.2) REPEAT
        BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (0.2) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.3, +0.0)


                                          The Final Ratings for Saturday, December 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
7:30 PM
ABC
College Football (7:30-11)
0.6
2.637
8:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.512

FOX
Boxing (8-10:52)
0.4
1.650

CBS
Young Sheldon - R
0.3
1.985
8:30 PM
CBS
The Unicorn - R
0.2
1.302
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.5
3.008

CBS
Carol’s Second Act - R
0.2
1.409
9:30 PM
CBS
Bob Hearts Abishola - R
0.2
1.634
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.6
3.186

CBS
48 Hours
0.3
2.473
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
2.5
9.961

Average Rating: 0.56
Average Viewership: 2.887


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.