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Saturday Final Nationals: Oklahoma-Ohio State is ABC’s Most-Viewed September Non-Opening Week College Football Game in Six Years

Saturday night again belonged to ABC with its “Saturday Night Football” presentation of the Oklahoma Sooners at the Ohio State Buckeyes. ABC won the night among households, viewers and all key male and adult demos.

Including streaming viewership, Oklahoma at Ohio State (8 p.m.) delivered a total live audience of 8.255 million viewers, the network’s most-viewed non-opening week September game since 2011. Through the first two weeks of the season, ABC’s Saturday Night Football is up 49 percent from the first two games of last season.

ABC and ESPN aired four of the five most-watched games across all networks for Week 2: 3rd Pittsburgh at Penn State (3:30 p.m. on ABC: 3.74 million viewers), 4th Cincinnati at Michigan (noon on ABC, 3.69 million viewers) and 5th Auburn at Clemson (7 p.m. on ESPN, 3.5 million viewers).

Also, both ESPN and ABC, individually, generated an increase in total live audience across its slate of week 2 games compared to last season’s second week.

(Source: ESPN)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Saturday, September 9, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.9/10 8504 2.1/12 2.7/11 3.0/10
7:36 Saturday Night Football Oklahoma @ Ohio State (thru 11:29) 259 90 4.6/9 8081 2.0/12 2.5/11 2.8/10
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.8/4 2744 0.3/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Crimetime Saturday NCIS: New Orleans (r) 251 88 1.6/3 2478 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/2
9:00 48 Hours (r) 250 88 1.8/4 2806 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
10:00 48 Hours (r) 250 88 2.0/4 2948 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/5 3944 0.7/4 1.1/5 1.4/5
7:30 College Football Georgia @ Notre Dame (thru 11:24) 243 91 2.4/5 4088 0.8/4 1.1/5 1.4/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 1938 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
4:36 College Football Nebraska @ Oregon 252 90 1.5/3 2587 0.5/4 0.7/4 0.9/4
8:11 College Football Post-Gun 1.0/2 1826 0.4/3 0.6/3 0.6/2
8:17 College Football Extra 253 90 0.8/2 1355 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:37 College Football Pre-Kick 0.8/2 1351 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:40 College Football Stanford @ USC (thru 11:53) 252 90 1.2/2 2069 0.5/3 0.6/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1186 0.5/2
7:00 Crónicas de Sábado 0.6/1 1041 0.3/1
8:00 Fútbol Liga MX CF Pachuca vs. CD Guadalajara 0.7/1 1171 0.4/2
10:04 Fútbol Liga MX Club America vs. CD Tiburones (thru 11:59 p.m.) 0.6/1 1218 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 509 0.2/1
6:00 Cine XXX: State of the Union (2005) 0.2/0 302 0.1/1
8:00 Cine Ni Sangre, ni Arena (1941) 0.3/1 494 0.1/1
10:00 Cine Alien vs. Predator (2004) (thru 12:00 a.m.) 0.3/1 553 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.6/1 1037 0.3/2 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Cine Red (2008) (preliminary) 0.6/1 1032 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.3/1
9:00 Cine Sabotage (2014) (preliminary) 0.5/1 1027 0.3/2 0.4/2
10:00 Cine Sabotage (2014) (preliminary) 0.6/1 1053 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.4/1

Note 1: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Note 2: Majority of the Miami local stations, including Univision and Telemundo pre-empted their Saturday night network programming to air continued coverage of Hurricane Irma.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 9/09/17

Saturday Night Football: Oklahoma @ Ohio State” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/7
Men 18-34: 2.9/16
Women 18-49: 1.7/7
Men 18-49: 3.4/14

College Football: Georgia @ Notre Dame” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 0.9/4
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

College Football: Nebraska @ Oregon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/5
Women 18-49: 0.5/3
Men 18-49: 1.0/5

College Football Post Gun” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.6/4
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

College Football Extra” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

College Football Pre Kick” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

College Football: Stanford @ USC” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC)
0.18 household rating
0.344 million viewers
0.13 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.09
Women 18-49: 0.13
Men 18-49: 0.13

Live+3 Days Ratings – Saturday 9/09/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL O 2.53 2.54 0% 8086 8152 1%
CBS CRIMETIME SATURDAY 8PM R 0.31 0.32 4% 2478 2624 6%
CBS 48 HOURS 9PM R 0.41 0.44 8% 2807 2952 5%
CBS 48 HOURS R 0.46 0.49 6% 2949 3061 4%
NBC NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL O 1.15 1.16 1% 4089 4145 1%
FOX FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL-GUN2 D 0.55 0.55 0% 1826 1830 0%
FOX FOX COLLGE FOOTBALL EXTRA O 0.40 0.40 0% 1356 1358 0%
FOX FOX COLLEGE SAT-KICK D 0.40 0.40 0% 1352 1357 0%
FOX FOX CFB – PAC12 PRIME P 0.60 0.61 1% 2071 2108 2%

For the entire week of September 4-10, 2017 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is down 0.4 percent in viewership (0.803 million vs. 0.806 million) and down 4 percent among Adults 18-49 (484,000 vs. 502,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 14 percent in viewership (0.803 million vs. 0.929 million) and down 13 percent among Adults 18-49 (484,000 vs. 555,000) from the same week one year ago (September 5-11, 2016). (https://programminginsider.com/?p=19277)







Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
8:00 Dragon Ball Super (r) 0.30 451 0.16 207
8:30 Dragon Ball Super 0.45 674 0.30 386
9:00 Rick & Morty (r) 0.41 611 0.25 324
9:30 Rick & Morty (r) 0.52 765 0.31 394
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 Family Guy (r) 0.68 1041 0.45 583
10:30 Family Guy (r) 0.81 1275 0.54 703

Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017











Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
11:00 Dragon Ball Super (r) 913 0.42 539
11:30 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 849 0.39 501
12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 655 0.30 393
12:30a Tokyo Ghoul 567 0.26 330
ProgrammingInsider.com
1:00a Hunter X Hunter 553 0.26 336
1:30a Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 514 0.23 295
2:00a Naruto: Shippuden 531 0.24 311
2:30a Outlaw Star 417 0.19 246
3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 374 0.17 215
3:30a Attack on Titan (r) 362 0.15 193





Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
4:00a Rick & Morty (r) 387 0.19 241
4:30a Rick & Morty (r) 418 0.19 248
ProgrammingInsider.com
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 464 0.23 295
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 456 0.22 286

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Cable Rankings – Saturday 9/09/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, September 9:

* 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
54 62 LIVE PD AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 719 0.18
45 23 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 180 844 0.28
86 79 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 8:00 PM 30 451 0.16
58 20 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 8:30 PM 30 674 0.30
64 28 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:00 PM 30 611 0.25
51 18 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:30 PM 30 765 0.31
34 12 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1041 0.45
22 7 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1275 0.54
85 85 WALKING DEAD MARATHON AMC 7:30 PM 90 457 0.15
97 98 HALT AND CATCH FIRE AMC 9:00 PM 61 344 0.13
63 93 SURVIVING HARVEY APL 8:00 PM 60 615 0.14
50 51 PITBULLS AND PAROLEES APL 9:00 PM 62 770 0.20
70 70 RESCUE DOG TO SUPER DOG APL 10:02 PM 61 602 0.17
56 40 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: SINGLE MOMS CLUB BET 8:00 PM 115 702 0.21
78 70 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO BET 9:55 PM 190 544 0.17
90 51 SOUTH PARK CMDY 7:55 PM 35 403 0.20
94 59 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 367 0.19
93 51 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 371 0.20
96 70 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 348 0.17
92 62 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 374 0.18
89 40 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 404 0.21
7 8 CNN NEWSROOM (1.47 HH, 0.29 A18-34) CNN 8:00 PM 60 2256 0.52
6 6 CNN NEWSROOM (1.51 HH, 0.33 A18-34) CNN 9:00 PM 60 2332 0.55
5 5 CNN NEWSROOM (1.56 HH, 0.31 A18-34) CNN 10:00 PM 60 2416 0.62
81 70 GARAGE REHAB DISC 9:00 PM 120 498 0.17
76 79 SNOW WHITE AND SEVEN DWARFS DISJR 7:00 PM 90 564 0.16
42 40 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 2010 DSNY 8:00 PM 100 918 0.21
43 70 BUNK’D DSNY 9:40 PM 25 869 0.17
37 36 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 10:05 PM 25 1003 0.22
35 36 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 10:30 PM 30 1034 0.22
80 62 MOVIES WE LOVE: THE HOLIDAY E! 10:04 PM 183 514 0.18
4 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: AUBURN @ CLEMSON (1.83 HH, 0.88 A18-34) ESPN 6:59 PM 202 3361 1.12
14 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (0.84 HH, 0.37 A18-34) ESPN 10:21 PM 9 1490 0.51
23 10 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: BOISE STATE @ WASHINGTON STATE (0.75 HH, 0.38 A18-34) ESPN 10:30 PM 253 1265 0.50
47 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: SOUTH CAROLINA @ MISSOURI (0.45 HH, 0.23 A18-34) ESPN2 7:00 PM 193 802 0.28
65 40 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (0.29 HH, 0.23 A18-34) ESPN2 10:13 PM 7 608 0.21
59 31 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: UTAH @ BYU (0.37 HH, 0.24 A18-34) ESPN2 10:20 PM 213 668 0.24
79 85 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 9:00 PM 30 542 0.15
61 59 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 9:30 PM 30 636 0.19
68 59 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 30 607 0.19
77 79 BEAT BOBBY FLAY FOOD 10:30 PM 30 546 0.16
11 21 FOX REPORT SATURDAY (1.26 HH, 0.15 A18-34) FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1891 0.29
9 25 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2091 0.27
10 21 AMERICA’S NEWS HQ (1.30 HH, 0.13 A18-34) FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1980 0.29
91 85 SATURDAY MOVIE: X2: X-MEN UNITED FRFM 5:30 PM 195 395 0.15
83 79 SATURDAY MOVIE: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL FRFM 8:45 PM 195 467 0.16
88 85 UFC 215 PPV PRELIMS (0.23 HH, 0.08 A18-34) FS1 8:58 PM 62 418 0.15
74 85 FX MOVIE PRIME: WHITE HOUSE DOWN FX 6:00 PM 180 578 0.15
44 25 FX MOVIE PRIME: LUCY FX 9:00 PM 120 851 0.27
98 93 FXX MOVIE PRIME: THE PROPOSAL FXX 9:30 PM 150 317 0.14
33 79 HALLMARK MOVIE: LOVE AT THE SHORE HALL 7:00 PM 120 1051 0.16
27 51 HALLMARK MOVIE: SUMMER VILLA HALL 9:00 PM 120 1162 0.20
12 11 HIDDEN FIGURES HBO 8:00 PM 127 1758 0.48
72 70 BREAK HBO 10:07 PM 9 585 0.17
69 62 HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: 9/9/17: PRE-FIGHT (0.36 HH, 0.09 A18-34) HBO 10:16 PM 9 603 0.18
65 40 HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: 9/9/17: CUADRAS VS. ESTRADA HBO 10:25 PM 47 608 0.21
30 35  (0.38 HH, 0.10 A18-34) HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1067 0.23
29 36 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1088 0.22
21 31 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1293 0.24
18 28 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1357 0.25
49 98 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HIST 8:00 PM 60 775 0.13
53 85 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:10 PM 59 730 0.15
40 70 AMERICAN PICKERS ID 8:00 PM 60 937 0.17
46 62 KILLING IN AMISH COUNTRY ID 9:00 PM 60 824 0.18
41 51 TED BUNDY: AN AMERICAN MONSTER ID 10:00 PM 60 932 0.20
84 93 SWAMP MURDERS LIF 10:02 PM 120 462 0.14
55 70 MOVIE- CO PRO RPT: DOUBLE DADDY LMN 8:00 PM 120 703 0.17
19 62 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: A LOVER BETRAYED MSNBC 7:00 PM 120 1340 0.18
15 31 MSNBC LIVE WEEKEND EDITION (0.88 HH, 0.10 A18-34) MSNBC 9:00 PM 180 1440 0.24
8 14 MSNBC LIVE WEEKEND EDITION (0.95 HH, 0.13 A18-34) NBCSN 7:55 PM 183 2135 0.40
28 36 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: RICHMOND (1.24 HH, 0.29 A18-34) NICK 8:00 PM 30 1103 0.22
39 51 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 969 0.20
38 51 AFTER PARTY NICK 9:00 PM 30 994 0.20
36 40 HENRY DANGER NICK 9:30 PM 30 1012 0.21
48 51 HENRY DANGER NAN 10:00 PM 30 799 0.20
52 40 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 750 0.21
65 85 FULL HOUSE NKJR 10:00 PM 24 608 0.15
60 93 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 649 0.14
71 31 PAW PATROL SPIKE 8:00 PM 270 586 0.24
32 27 SPIKE TV MOVIE: STEPHEN KING’S IT (1990) TBS 8:00 PM 30 1053 0.26
24 18 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1232 0.31
16 16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1436 0.38
13 13 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1585 0.41
17 15 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1387 0.39
20 16 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1335 0.38
73 79 THE BIG BANG THEORY TLC 9:00 PM 60 584 0.16
57 40 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: EXTENDED TLC 10:00 PM 60 690 0.21
75 40 90 DAY FIANCE HEA: EXTENDED TNT 7:00 PM 120 573 0.21
62 28 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: BAD TEACHER TNT 9:00 PM 151 625 0.25
99 98 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: MAGIC MIKE XXL TRU 8:30 PM 30 304 0.13
100 93 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 302 0.14
95 62 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 356 0.18
1 3 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TWC 8:00 PM 60 3508 0.78
2 2 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (2.13 HH, 0.47 A18-34) TWC 9:00 PM 60 3394 0.81
3 3 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (2.01 HH, 0.42 A18-34) TWC 10:00 PM 60 3366 0.78
87 62 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (2.03 HH, 0.43 A18-34) UDN 8:00 PM 124 430 0.18
82 40 LIGA MX SAT: PACHUCA / GUADALAJARA (0.22 HH, 0.15 A18-34) UDN 10:04 PM 115 468 0.21
31 85 LIGA MX 2 SAT: AMERICA / VERACRUZ (0.20 HH, 0.17 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 1055 0.15
25 70 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1201 0.17
26 40 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1187 0.21

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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