Tuesday, August 25, 2020

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Easily Tops Night for ABC; 'Boxing' Remains Low on FOX

On August 22, 2020, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.12 rating - followed by NBC (0.30), CBS (0.27) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 3.387 million viewers - followed by CBS (2.136), NBC (1.229) and FOX (0.810).

CBS aired all repeats for the evening.



UPDATE - NBA Basketball was adjusted up. NBA Countdown was adjusted down.

ABC (1.12 Rating, 3.387 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.2)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.3)

NBC (0.30 Rating, 1.229 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (0.3)

CBS (0.27 Rating, 2.136 Million Viewers)
        MAGNUM P.I. (0.2) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.3) REPEAT
        48 HOURS (0.3) REPEAT

FOX (0.20 Rating, 0.810 Million Viewers)
        BOXING (0.2)


                                           The Final Ratings for Saturday, August 22 

Time

Network

Show

18 - 49 Rating

Viewers (Millions)

8:00 PM

NBC

NHL Hockey (8-11)

0.3

1.229


CBS

Magnum P.I. - R

0.2

1.775


ABC

NBA Countdown

0.2

1.183


FOX

Boxing (8-10)

0.2

0.810

8:30 PM

ABC

NBA Basketball (8:30-11)

1.3

3.828

9:00 PM

CBS

48 Hours - R

0.3

2.094

10:00 PM

CBS

48 Hours - R

0.3

2.538


Average Rating: 0.40
Average Viewership: 1.922


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.