Tuesday, March 24, 2020

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - '48 Hours' Ticks Up Amongst Repeat-Filled Night for the Broadcast Networks

On March 21, 2020, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.57 rating - followed by ABC (0.50), CBS (0.33) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 3.534 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.736), ABC (2.687) and FOX (1.066).

ABC, NBC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - There were no adjustments to any of the preliminary ratings.

NBC (0.57 Rating, 3.534 Million Viewers)
        ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES (0.5) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.6) REPEAT

ABC (0.50 Rating, 2.687 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.5) REPEAT
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.5) REPEAT

CBS (0.33 Rating, 2.736 Million Viewers)
        HAWAII FIVE-0 (0.3) REPEAT
        S.W.A.T. (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.1)

FOX (0.20 Rating, 1.066 Million Viewers)
        LEGO MASTERS (0.2) REPEAT
        9-1-1 (0.2) REPEAT


                                           The Final Ratings for Saturday, March 21 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.5
2.872

NBC
Ellen’s Game of Games - R
0.5
2.811

CBS
Hawaii Five-0 - R
0.3
3.015

FOX
LEGO Masters - R
0.2
0.980
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (9-11) - R
0.6
3.896

ABC
American Idol (8-10) - R
0.5
2.595

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.3
2.654

FOX
9-1-1 - R
0.2
1.152
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.4
2.538

Average Rating: 0.39
Average Viewership: 2.501


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.