Saturday TV Ratings 10/23/21: Saturday Night Live Ties Season High with Jason Sudeikis Return, College Football on NBC and ABC Tie for the Win (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: With host Jason Sudeikis and musical guest Brandi Carlile, NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' shot up to a 1.6 Adults 18-49 rating in the Top 25 markets, up three-tenths from last week's Rami Malek-hosted telecast. Earlier in the night, the peacock network's 'USC v. Notre Dame' college football broadcast (0.5) was neck-and-neck with ABC's 'OH St. v. IN' game (0.5). Nothing else made much of an impression in the demo but CBS's '48 Hours' (0.3) did rise by a tenth in the 10pm hour. Reruns of 'CSI: Vegas' (0.2) and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.2) aired right before the newsmagazine staple. Fox's encore of 'WWE Smackdown' (0.2) made little noise but still outdid the CW's lineup of 'Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.1) and 'World's Funniest Animals' (0.1). 

Finals Update: 'College Football: OH St. v. IN' (+0.2) and 'College Football: USC v. Notre Dame' (+0.1) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMCollege Football: OH St. v. IN

College Football: USC v. Notre Dame0.58/52.87NBC

CSI: Vegas (R)0.22/22.21CBS

WWE SmackDown (R)0.16/10.63Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.05/00.42The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.08/10.47The CW
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.24/22.30CBS

World's Funniest Animals0.07/10.49The CW
9:30 PMWorld's Funniest Animals (R)0.07/10.46The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.27/22.40CBS

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live1.03/115.15NBC
(R) = repeat

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