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Saturday Ratings: The Big 4 Share Low-Rated Leadership

SATURDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Saturday, February 3 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind that results for any live event (the State of the Union address last night) are always approximate.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 4.21 million, NBC: 3.31, ABC: 2.56, Fox: 1.35

-Adults 18-49:

ABC and NBC: 0.8 rating/3 share each, CBS: 0.5/ 2, Fox: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA Countdown
Viewers: 2.07 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#2)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 3.56 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 2.95 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#1)

Fox – The Resident (R)
Viewers: 1.14 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA: Houston vs. Cleveland
Viewers: 2.77 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 4 (#1)

CBS – Bull (R)
Viewers: 3.81 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

NBC – SNL (R)
Viewers: 2.92 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#w)

Fox – The Resident (R)
Viewers: 1.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA: Houston vs. Cleveland
Viewers: 2.97 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 3.68 million (#1), A18-49: 0.4/ 2 (#3)

NBC – NFL Honors
Viewers: 3.34 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#2)

Fox – The Resident (R)
Viewers: 1.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA: Houston vs. Cleveland
Viewers: 2.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 4.16 million (#1), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – NFL Honors
Viewers: 3.36 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

Fox – The Resident (R)
Viewers: 1.55 million (#4), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#4)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – NBA: Houston vs. Cleveland
Viewers: 2.60 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.11 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – NFL Honors
Viewers: 3.54 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – NBA: Houston vs. Cleveland
Viewers: 2.23 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

CBS – 48 Hours
Viewers: 5.45 million (#1), A18-49: 0.6/ 3 (#3)

NBC – NFL Honors
Viewers: 3.74 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. FROM NBC

    “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” SCORES AS THE #1 SHOW OF THE NIGHT IN METERED-MARKET HOUSEHOLDS

    WITH HOST NATALIE PORTMAN AND MUSICAL GUEST DUA LIPA, “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” EQUALS ITS 2ND-BEST RATING IN METERED-MARKET HOUSEHOLDS SINCE EARLY NOVEMBER & 2ND BEST IN 18-49 SINCE MID-OCTOBER

    IN PRIMETIME, “NFL HONORS” GROWS +10% YEAR-TO-YEAR IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    In Late-Night Metered-Market Ratings for Saturday Night:

    · The Feb. 3 telecast of “Saturday Night Live” has matched the show’s second-highest metered-market household rating since early November and second-best adult 18-49 rating in the local people meters since mid-October.

    · With an edition hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring musical guest Dua Lipa, last night’s “Saturday Night Live” averaged a 4.6 rating, 12 share in “live plus same day” household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 2.0/11 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    · The Feb. 3 “Saturday Night Live” is the #1 telecast of the night on the Big 4 networks in both metered-market households and 18-49 in the local people meters, ahead of all primetime programming on the broadcast networks, including ABC’s Rockets-Cavaliers NBA coverage.

    · The 4.6 rating in households equals the show’s second-highest since Nov. 4, 2017 (4.7 with host Larry David and musical guest Miley Cyrus) and the 2.0 in 18-49 ties as the show’s second-best in the local people meters since Oct. 14, 2017 (2.2 with host Kumail Nanjiani and musical guest P!nk), in both cases trailing over those spans the week-ago Jan. 27 episode, hosted by Will Ferrell with musical guest Chris Stapleton (4.7 in households, 2.3 in 18-49).

    · Note that “SNL” adds significant viewership via time-shifting, with this season’s first 11 originals growing by +58% in 18-49 and +2.714 million persons or +39% in total viewers nationally going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to “live plus seven day” figures. In L+SD, “SNL” so far this season is averaging a 1.83 rating in 18-49 nationally and 6.888 million viewers overall, and in L+7, “SNL” is growing to a 2.89 in 18-49 and 9.602 million viewers.

    · This is the show’s #2 most-watched season in L+7 in nine years, since “SNL” averaged 10.118 viewers for originals at this point in 2008-09, trailing over that span only last year’s election-fueled average of 10.599 million viewers.

    · Official-national ratings for the Feb. 3 edition of “Saturday Night Live,” including viewership numbers, are due from Nielsen on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

    Saturday Primetime Ratings:

    NBC ties for the Saturday primetime win among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and ranks #1 outright among those nets in adults 25-54. Note the NBC station in Raleigh carried ACC basketball.

    The NBC Sports Special “NFL Honors” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +10% versus last year’s telecast on Fox in total viewers (3.494 million vs. 3.168 million from 8-10 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2017) and maintains 100% in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8).

    · Is currently #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54 and #1 or tied for #1 in all key adult-female demographics.

    · For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., is currently #1 outright among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, pending updates

    “SNL Vintage” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET, with an encore of a March 24, 2007 telecast of “Saturday Night Live” hosted by Peyton Manning and featuring musical guest Carrie Underwood):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 0.7 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 0.64 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Ranks #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and is #1 or tied for #1 among those networks in adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos.

    · Grows half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49 (0.6 to 0.7) and maintains or increases its rating in every other key demographic.

    NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.