For the sixth consecutive week of the college football season, “Saturday Night Football” has helped ABC win the night among households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (M18-34, M18-49, M25-54, P18-34, P18-49 and P25-54). “Saturday Night Football” has been the most-watched prime-time game each week of the 2017 college football season and the most-watched game of the week five of six weeks. On this night, ABC had aired Michigan State’s 14-10 upset win over Michigan. The television audience peaked at 8.858 million viewers as Michigan was driving for a potential game-winning touchdown (11 – 11:15 p.m.).
The Oct. 7 telecast of “Saturday Night Live”, hosted by Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”), musical guest Sam Smith and a special appearance by Jason Aldean, averaged 6.802 million viewers overall and a 1.76 rating in adults 18-49 – the show’s second-biggest Week 2 overall viewership in five years, trailing only the presidential election-fueled Oct. 8, 2016 (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Twenty One Pilots — 7.140 million viewers overall, 2.11 rating in adults 18-49), according to “fast official” “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research.
(Sources: ESPN, NBC)
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For the entire week of October 2-8, 2017 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 4 percent in viewership (0.801 million vs. 0.771 million) and up 7 percent among Adults 18-49 (525,000 vs. 490,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 13 percent in viewership (0.801 million vs. 0.916 million) and down 2 percent among Adults 18-49 (525,000 vs. 537,000) from the same week one year ago (October 3-9, 2016). (https://programminginsider.com/?p=19844)
TOONAMI – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
|4:00a||Rick & Morty (r)||397||0.21||271|
|4:30a||Rick & Morty (r)||478||0.25||316|
|5:00a||King of the Hill (r)||441||0.23||296|
|5:30a||King of the Hill (r)||453||0.23||300|
Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research