ABC won its first night in prime time of the new television season on Saturday with an average 5.544 million viewers who watched the Ohio State vs Nebraska Big Ten football game from Lincoln, NE. It was twice as large as any of the other networks for this evening.
CBS finished #1 with an average 2.593 million viewers with ’48 Hours’ as their top program drawing 3.288 million viewers. It was the top ‘non-sport’ program on Saturday.
NBC had a complete evening of reruns and finished with an average 2.509 million viewers.
FOX, presented the Chicago Cubs victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and drew an average 1.778 million viewers.
Overall, the broadcast networks finished with 12.423 million viewers in prime time on Saturday evening.
Season 45 premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live’ drew a 4.1 rating in metered-market households. That is near the audience with “SNL’s” season finale in May. It is down from last year’s season 44 premiere.
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