Tuesday, October 20, 2020

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'College Football' Dominates Night for CBS; 'Saturday Night Live' with Issa Rae Steady

On October 17, 2020, CBS won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.50 rating - followed by ABC (0.50), NBC (0.23) and FOX (0.20).

Furthermore, CBS won in total viewers with 9.611 million viewers - followed by ABC (2.198), NBC (1.571) and FOX (0.829).

FOX aired all repeats for the evening.


UPDATE - College Football (on ABC and CBS) and the repeat of The Masked Singer were adjusted up. Saturday Night Live and the repeats of Weakest Link and Ellen's Game of Games were adjusted down.

CBS (2.50 Rating, 9.611 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2.5)

ABC (0.50 Rating, 2.198 Million Viewers)
        COLLEGE FOOTBALL (0.5)

NBC (0.23 Rating, 1.571 Million Viewers)
        WEAKEST LINK (0.2) REPEAT
        ELLENS' GAME OF GAMES (0.2) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.3) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.4, +0.0)

FOX (0.20 Rating, 0.829 Million Viewers)
        THE MASKED SINGER (0.2) REPEAT
        I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE (0.2) REPEAT


The Final Ratings for Saturday, October 17 

Average Rating: 0.69
Average Viewership: 3.096


NOTE: For the 2020-21 broadcast season, Nielsen has determined that there are 121 million TV households in the United States - with 307.9 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.