Tuesday, May 5, 2020

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Dateline' Repeat Leads Primetime for NBC; '48 Hours' Holds Steady

On May 2, 2020, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.37 rating - followed by CBS (0.27), ABC (0.23) and FOX (0.10).

Furthermore, NBC won in total viewers with 3.070 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.999), ABC (1.618) and FOX (0.807).

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


UPDATE - The repeat of Dateline was adjusted down.

NBC (0.37 Rating, 3.070 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.3) REPEAT

CBS (0.27 Rating, 2.999 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: LOS ANGELES (0.2) REPEAT
        SEAL TEAM (0.2) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.0)

ABC (0.23 Rating, 1.618 Million Viewers)
        SHARK TANK (0.3) REPEAT
        AMERICAN IDOL (0.2) REPEAT

FOX (0.10 Rating, 0.807 Million Viewers)
        GREATEST GAMES (0.1) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 2 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
Dateline (8-10) - R
0.4
3.456

ABC
Shark Tank - R
0.3
2.015

CBS
NCIS: Los Angeles - R
0.2
2.634

FOX
Greatest Games (8-10) - R
0.1
0.807
9:00 PM
CBS
SEAL Team - R
0.2
2.374

ABC
American Idol (9-11) - R
0.2
1.419
10:00 PM
CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.989

NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.3
2.299

Average Rating: 0.26
Average Viewership: 2.374


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.