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[11/17/19 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/16/19):

ABC (6.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled back in front on Saturday with its presentation of "Saturday Night College Football" (6.425 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

CBS (3.003 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) then was the silver draw with repeats of "Bull" (2.699 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "48 Hours" (2.736 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) followed by a new "48 Hours" (3.573 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

Next up was NBC (2.247 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and its mix of "The Voice" (1.869 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7), "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (2.541 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2) and "SNL Vintage" (2.332 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

And finally, FOX (1.301 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) closed out the night with its "CFB on FOX" (1.301 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) coverage.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· The Nov. 16 edition of "Saturday Night Live," with host and musical guest Harry Styles, has averaged a 3.9 rating in "live plus same day" household results from 44 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Note that current metered-market results are not compatible with data issued before Oct. 5 due to changes in Nielsen methodology.

· "Saturday Night Live" outrated two of the four prior originals in metered-market households, making this the third highest "SNL" household rating since Nielsen changed its methodology starting with Oct. 12 results.

· Versus primetime programming on the Big 4 networks Saturday night, "SNL" is the #2 show of the night in metered-market households and in 18-49 in the local people meters, behind only ABC's Oklahoma-Baylor college football.


Here are the highlights of the eight ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/17/18):

ABC (3.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1) was the demo champ on a low key Saturday with its coverage of "Saturday Night College Football" (3.088 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #1).

FOX (2.596 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) then was the number two draw with its own "CFB on FOX" (2.596 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) coverage.

Next up was NBC (3.257 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and its mix of "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.254 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" (3.691 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a vintage "Saturday Night Live" (2.827 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

And finally, CBS (3.120 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) closed out the night with repeats of "Bull" (2.659 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "48 Hours" (2.605 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) plus a new "48 Hours" (4.096 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· The Nov. 17 telecast of "Saturday Night Live," with host Steve Carell and musical guest Ella Mai, averaged a 4.4 rating, 11 share in "live plus same day" household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.7/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

· Both the 4.4 rating in households and the 1.7 in 18-49 equal "SNL's" highs since the show's Sept. 29 season premiere (4.8/11 in households, 2.3/12 in 18-49 in the local people meters with host Adam Driver and musical guest Kanye West).

· The Nov. 17 edition, which aired live coast to coast (11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT) and counted unduplicated viewers from 11:30 encores in western markets, scored as the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters, outrating every Saturday primetime program on those nets in both measures.

· Versus what "Saturday Night Live" averaged with originals for the month of November last year, the Nov. 3 telecast maintained 100% in metered-market households (4.4 vs. 4.4).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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