Tuesday, May 12, 2020

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'Saturday Night Live at Home' Finale and '48 Hours' Remain Steady

On May 9, 2020, NBC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 0.43 rating - followed by CBS (0.33), FOX (0.20) and ABC (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 3.076 million viewers - followed by NBC (2.996), FOX (0.968) and ABC (0.823).

ABC and FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - Saturday Night Live and the repeats of Dateline were adjusted down.

NBC (0.43 Rating, 2.996 Million Viewers)
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        DATELINE (0.4) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.5) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIFE (1.1, +0.0) SEASON FINALE

CBS (0.33 Rating, 3.076 Million Viewers)
        NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (0.3) REPEAT
        S.W.A.T. (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.4, +0.0)

FOX (0.20 Rating, 0.968 Million Viewers)
        WWE'S GREATEST LADDER MOMENTS (0.2)

ABC (0.20 Rating, 0.823 Million Viewers)
        2016 NBA FINALS (0.2) REPEAT


                                             The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 9 
Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
2.878

CBS
NCIS: New Orleans - R
0.3
3.038

FOX
WWE’s Greatest Ladder Matches (8-10)
0.2
0.968

ABC
2016 NBA Finals (8-11) - R
0.2
0.823
9:00 PM
NBC
Dateline - R
0.4
3.436

CBS
S.W.A.T. - R
0.3
2.602
10:00 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.5
2.673

CBS
48 Hours
0.4
3.587
11:30 PM
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.1
5.719

Average Rating: 0.42
Average Viewership: 2.858


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.