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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

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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.