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Saturday Final Nationals: ’48 Hours’ Season Premiere on CBS Draws Night’s Most-Watched Telecast

With the season premiere of long-running newsmagazine “48 Hours” being the most-watched telecast of the evening, CBS was able to win Saturday prime time among total viewers.

ABC — the night’s winner among all key demos — returned to the top of Saturday night college football coverage with Stanford-UCLA, easily besting its direct competition, Fox’s college matchup of Oklahoma State-Baylor.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Saturday, September 24, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.2/4 3747 0.8/4 0.9/4 1.1/4
8:00 Saturday Night Football Pre-Game (s) 1.7/4 2547 0.5/3 0.6/3 0.8/3
8:07 Saturday Night Football Stanford @ UCLA (thru 11:42) 247 94 2.4/5 3786 0.9/5 1.0/4 1.2/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/6 4295 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 Crimetime Saturday NCIS: Los Angeles (r) 253 93 2.5/5 3789 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/3
9:00 Crimetime Saturday NCIS: New Orleans (r) 254 94 2.8/5 4267 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
10:00 48 Hours (p) 254 94 3.3/7 4829 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.9/4 2937 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 The Voice (r) 243 94 1.9/4 2977 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
10:00 This Is Us (r) 242 94 1.9/4 2857 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1586 0.2/2 0.5/2 0.5/2
7:36 College Football Oklahoma State @ Baylor (thru 11:04) 220 93 1.1/2 1747 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
7:40 Fox College Football-Rain Delay (s) (thru 9:16) 0.8/2 1239 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1225 0.5/2
6:55 Crónicas de Juan Gabriel: Lo que usted no ha visto (s) 0.9/2 1600 0.5/3
7:55 Fútbol Liga MX Cruz Azul vs. UANL (s) 0.6/1 1107 0.5/2
9:59 Fútbol Liga MX UNAM vs. América (s) (thru 12:06am) 0.8/2 1458 0.7/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 725 0.2/1
7:00 Cine El Señor Fotógrafo (1953) 0.4/1 676 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Deudas de Juego (2008) 0.4/1 669 0.2/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 9/24/16

Saturday Night Football Pre Game” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Saturday Night Football: Stanford @ UCLA” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 1.2/7
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

48 Hours” (CBS, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

College Football: Oklahoma State @ Baylor” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

College Football: Arkansas @ Texas A&M” (ESPN)
2.32 household rating
3.872 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.63
Men 18-34: 1.44
Women 18-49: 0.85
Men 18-49: 1.79

2016 World Cup of Hockey Semifinal: Russia @ Canada” (ESPN2)
0.21 household rating
0.353 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.07
Men 18-34: 0.17
Women 18-49: 0.09
Men 18-49: 0.18

College Football: Cal @ Arizona State” (ESPN2)
0.37 household rating
0.643 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.08
Men 18-34: 0.23
Women 18-49: 0.10
Men 18-49: 0.29

UFC Fight Night Prelim” (FS1)
0.48 household rating
0.838 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.16
Men 18-34: 0.39
Women 18-49: 0.19
Men 18-49: 0.46

UFC Fight Night: Cyborg vs. Lansberg” (FS1)
0.63 household rating
1.109 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.30
Men 18-34: 0.51
Women 18-49: 0.30
Men 18-49: 0.61

World Championship Boxing: Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith” (HBO)
0.29 household rating
0.459 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.07
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.11
Men 18-49: 0.23

For the entire week of September 19-25, 2016 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 2 percent in total viewership (0.942 million vs. 0.928 million) and up 1 percent among Adults 18-49 (542,000 vs. 538,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down -12 percent in total viewership (0.942 million vs. 1.073 million) and down -14 percent among Adults 18-49 (542,000 vs. 633,000) from the same week one year ago (September 21-27, 2015). (http://programminginsider.com/?p=11321)








Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A18-49
rating
8:00 King of the Hill (r) 0.46 849 0.29
8:30 King of the Hill (r) 0.48 850 0.31
9:00 Rick & Morty (r) 0.46 821 0.36
9:30 American Dad (r) 0.56 1000 0.41
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10:00 The Cleveland Show (r) 0.69 1210 0.51
10:30 Family Guy (r) 0.83 1392 0.56
11:00 Family Guy (r) 1608 0.65

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Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
11:30 Dragon Ball Z Kai 1389 0.59 751
12:00a One-Punch Man 1330 0.62 792
12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 1054 0.49 627
1:00a Hunter X Hunter 973 0.44 562
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1:30a Naruto: Shippuden 862 0.41 528
2:00a One Piece 750 0.35 450
2:30a Parasyte: The Maxim (r) 664 0.31 404








Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
3:00a Rick & Morty (r) 708 0.34
3:30a American Dad (r) 718 0.35
4:00a Infomercials (r) 645 0.31
4:15a Off the Air (r) 575 0.28
ProgrammingInsider.com
4:30a The Cleveland Show (r) 587 0.27
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 585 0.25
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 599 0.26

Cable Rankings – Saturday 09/24/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, September 24:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No* D-No* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
49 23 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 849 0.29
48 20 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 850 0.31
56 16 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:00 PM 30 821 0.36
37 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1000 0.41
24 11 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1210 0.51
16 8 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1392 0.56
39 72 DR. DEE: ALASKA VET APL 8:00 PM 61 983 0.15
83 85 THE VET LIFE APL 9:01 PM 61 600 0.13
30 44 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 1118 0.21
85 79 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 9:00 PM 60 587 0.14
88 80 PARTS UNKNOWN CNN 10:00 PM 60 562 0.13
45 40 COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP: JEFF DUNHAM: UNHINGED IN HOLLYWOOD CMDY 9:55 PM 65 898 0.23
78 86 HUDSON PLANE CRASH- WHAT DISC 9:00 PM 60 616 0.12
59 92 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 8:00 PM 30 771 0.11
40 77 LIV & MADDIE: CALI STYLE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 972 0.14
29 58 BUNK’D DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1134 0.17
33 74 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 9:30 PM 30 1064 0.15
35 68 GAMERS GUIDE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 1019 0.15
44 78 KIRBY BUCKETS DSNY 10:30 PM 30 929 0.14
82 64 LION GUARD DISJR 8:00 PM 25 602 0.16
71 54 BE INSPIRED SHORTS DISJR 8:25 PM 5 672 0.18
81 69 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 607 0.15
80 70 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:55 PM 25 611 0.15
86 63 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 9:20 PM 25 570 0.16
100 82 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 9:45 PM 25 522 0.13
94 89 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 10:10 PM 25 539 0.12
98 98 LAB RATS: ELITE FORCE DXD 7:30 PM 60 535 0.07
87 62 STAR WARS REBELS DXD 8:30 PM 60 563 0.16
1 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: LSU / AUBURN ESPN 5:56 PM 216 4098 1.31
2 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: ARKANSAS / TEXAS A&M ESPN 9:32 PM 204 3872 1.31
75 51 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: CAL / ARIZONA STATE ESPN2 10:00 PM 232 643 0.19
69 52 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 694 0.19
62 41 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 758 0.21
58 29 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 60 773 0.27
12 94 WATTERS WORLD FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1540 0.10
8 91 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1803 0.11
23 90 GREG GUTFELD SHOW FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1219 0.12
53 18 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIM FS1 8:00 PM 120 838 0.33
31 12 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: CYBORG / LANSBERG FS1 10:00 PM 188 1109 0.45
76 38 SATURDAY MOVIE: THE HUNGER GAMES FRFM 7:15 PM 195 631 0.23
84 34 SATURDAY MOVIE: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE FRFM 10:30 PM 210 599 0.24
55 19 FX MOVIE PRIME: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER FX 8:00 PM 180 831 0.32
19 67 HALLMARK MOVIE: THE CONVENIENT GROOM HALL 7:00 PM 120 1325 0.16
21 65 HALLMARK MOVIE: DATE WITH LOVE HALL 9:00 PM 120 1287 0.16
54 36 STEVE JOBS HBO 8:00 PM 122 835 0.24
42 71 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 952 0.15
38 53 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 60 998 0.18
49 56 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:00 PM 63 849 0.18
26 30 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1169 0.26
27 33 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1148 0.25
17 21 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1333 0.30
94 100 THE VIRGINIAN INSP 8:00 PM 90 539 0.04
97 99 THE VIRGINIAN INSP 9:30 PM 90 536 0.04
64 50 DEADLY WOMEN ID 8:00 PM 60 750 0.20
47 46 DEADLY DOCTORS ID 9:00 PM 60 870 0.21
41 32 DEADLY WOMEN ID 10:00 PM 60 954 0.25
92 75 MOVIE: MY MOTHER’S SECRET LMN 8:00 PM 120 551 0.15
93 60 MOVIE: UNDERCOVER WIFE LMN 10:00 PM 120 542 0.16
52 45 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: HOUSE OF DARKNESS LIF 8:00 PM 122 843 0.21
99 96 GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL MSNBC 10:00 PM 36 525 0.09
43 55 INCREDIBLE DR POL NGWD 9:00 PM 60 945 0.18
60 95 NASCAR XFINITY START: KENTUCKY NBCSN 8:00 PM 21 769 0.09
51 88 NASCAR XFINITY RACE: KENTUCKY NBCSN 8:21 PM 177 846 0.12
65 57 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 734 0.17
57 59 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:30 PM 30 801 0.17
68 66 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:00 PM 30 701 0.16
70 76 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:30 PM 30 687 0.14
74 81 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:00 PM 24 645 0.13
79 83 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:24 PM 24 614 0.13
96 87 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:48 PM 24 538 0.12
32 26 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 1093 0.28
36 22 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 1002 0.30
5 15 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 1897 0.37
11 24 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1567 0.29
17 39 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 9:00 PM 30 1333 0.23
22 47 THUNDERMANS NICK 9:30 PM 30 1241 0.21
89 61 IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 60 555 0.16
28 17 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 1140 0.34
34 25 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 1046 0.28
46 35 JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 874 0.24
61 43 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 762 0.21
63 48 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 752 0.20
67 49 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 720 0.20
72 73 SYFY MOVIE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF SYFY 8:00 PM 150 663 0.15
25 14 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1184 0.39
14 9 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1520 0.52
7 6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1804 0.64
6 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1847 0.64
4 4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1923 0.65
9 7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1792 0.62
66 28 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 60 730 0.27
3 3 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK TNT 8:00 PM 167 2478 0.83
20 10 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES BACK TNT 10:47 PM 167 1305 0.52
90 97 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 554 0.08
77 93 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 625 0.11
73 84 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 661 0.13
90 27 LIGA MX 2 SAT: UNAM / AMERICA UDN 9:59 PM 127 554 0.27
10 31 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1608 0.25
15 37 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1459 0.23
13 42 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1524 0.21

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Saturday 09/24/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Sat Night Pre Game .. 0.61 … 0.61
    CFB: Stan/UCLA …… 1.05 … 1.05
    NCIS: LA-r ……………. 0.55 … 0.58
    NCIS: Orleans-r …….. 0.57 … 0.59
    48 Hours ………………. 0.83 … 0.98
    The Voice-r …………… 0.68 … 0.73
    This Is Us-r …………… 0.66 … 0.85
    CFB Rain Delay ……… 0.37 … 0.37

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    Total Viewers
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Sat Night Pre Game .. 2.547 … 2.562
    CFB: Stan/UCLA ……. 3.787 … 3.807
    NCIS: LA-r ……………. 3.790 … 3.931
    NCIS: Orleans-r …….. 4.248 … 4.428
    48 Hours ………………. 4.829 … 5.492
    The Voice-r …………… 2.977 … 3.091
    This Is Us-r …………… 2.857 … 3.363
    CFB Rain Delay …….. 1.239 … 1.239