Saturday TV Ratings 5/20/23: Rising NBA Playoffs Easily Lead, 48 Hours Also Up (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: The 'Nuggets v. Lakers' NBA playoffs game (2.58) helped ABC coast to an easy victory. The 8 p.m. 'NBA Countdown' broadcast (0.60) also bested every program not on the alphabet network. Fox's 'MLB Regional Coverage' (0.40) could not hold a candle to ABC but helped the network secure second-place in the Adults 18-49 demographic. NBC had reruns of 'The Wall' (0.24), 'Weakest Link' (0.19), and 'SNL' (0.19) (the latter stylized as 'SNL Vintage'). On CBS, reruns of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (0.19) and '48 Hours' (0.18) occupied the 8-10 p.m. stretch. At 10, the original episode of '48 Hours' (0.23, +0.05) enjoyed a nice boost. 'Masters of Illusion' (0.04, +0.02) and 'Totally Weird and Funny' (0.03, +0.01) were both up on the CW.

Finals Update: 'NBA Playoffs: Nuggets v. Lakers' (+0.9) and 'MLB: Regional Coverage' (+0.1) adjusted up. 'NBA Countdown' (-0.2) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMNBA Countdown0.608.22.66ABC

MLB: Regional Coverage0.405.02.05Fox

The Wall (R)

NCIS: Los Angeles (R)

Masters of Illusion0.040.50.29The CW
8:30 PMNBA Playoffs: Nuggets v. Lakers2.5827.78.38ABC

Masters of Illusion (R) CW
9 PMWeakest Link (R)

48 Hours (R)

Totally Weird and Funny0.030.40.21The CW
9:30 PMTotally Weird and Funny (R) CW
10 PM48 Hours0.232.52.80CBS

SNL Vintage0.192.01.40NBC
(R) = repeat

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