Saturday TV Ratings 10/1/22: Saturday Night Live Hits New Low on Premiere Night, College Football Dominates, Halloween in Hollywood Special Weak (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: First-time host Miles Teller and musical guest Kendrick Lamar were unable to keep 'Saturday Night Live' (0.73) afloat on premiere night. NBC's sketch-comedy staple returned with a new series low for its season 48 premiere and declined by over 20% from its Fall 2021 launch (0.92). The peacock network had even less luck in the primetime hours as their 'Halloween in Hollywood' special (0.13) turned out to be a complete dud in the 8PM slot. 'Dateline' (0.17) and 'SNL Vintage' (0.18) improved a tiny bit from there. ABC's 'NC St. v. Clemson' college football game (1.12) rose by five-hundredths from the 'Wisconsin v. Ohio State' one (1.07) that aired a week prior. Fox was at about half of the alphabet network's size with its 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (0.54). CBS had a rerun of 'The Equalizer' (0.25), an encore of 'NCIS: LA' (0.21), and a rising '48 Hours' (0.23, +0.02). The CW was down across the board with repeats of 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.02) and 'Masters of Illusion' (0.03/0.03). 

Finals Update: 'College Football: NC St v Clemson' (+0.2) and 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'Halloween in Hollywood' (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMCollege Football: NC St v. Clemson1.12/114.73ABC

MLB: Regional Coverage0.54/52.66Fox

The Equalizer (R)0.25/22.45CBS

Halloween in Hollywood0.13/10.96NBC

Great Chocolate Showdown (R)0.02/00.23The CW
9 PMNCIS: Los Angeles (R)0.21/22.28CBS

Dateline NBC (R)0.17/21.72NBC

Masters of Illusion (R)0.03/00.22The CW
9:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.03/00.23The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.23/22.79CBS

SNL Vintage0.18/21.46NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night Live (P)0.73/94.02NBC
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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