Saturday TV Ratings 9/16/23: 48 Hours Returns Down, Pittsburgh/West Virginia College Football Game on ABC Leads (UPDATED)

Ratings Analysis: ABC led the way on Saturday night with its 'Pittsburgh v. West Virginia' college football game (0.56). Fox could only manage half of what the alphabet network put up with its 'TCU v. Houston' match-up (0.28). NBC came very close to Fox with its 'Syracuse v. Purdue' game (0.26). On CBS, a rerun of 'NCIS' (0.18) led into the premiere of '48 Hours' (0.22/0.19). The newsmagazine program was on the lower-end of its usual delivery but built on its lead-in nevertheless. 'Great Chocolate Showdown' (0.05, +0.01) inched up on the CW but lost out to one of the two 'Masters of Illusion' repeats (0.06/0.05) that aired after it.

Finals Update: 'College Football: Pittsburgh v. WV' (+0.2), 'College Football: Syracuse v. Purdue' (+0.1), and the 9 PM repeat of 'Masters of Illusion' (+0.1) adjusted up. 



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMCollege Football: Pittsburgh v. WV0.5662.41ABC

College Football: TCU v. Houston0.2831.20Fox

College Football: Syracuse v. Purdue0.2631.25NBC

NCIS (R)0.1821.70CBS

Great Chocolate Showdown0.0510.35The CW
9 PM48 Hours (P)0.2221.94CBS

Masters of Illusion (R)0.0600.212The CW
9:30 PMMasters of Illusion (R)0.0500.21The CW
10 PM48 Hours0.1922.09CBS
(P) = premiere 
(R) = repeat

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