Saturday TV Ratings 12/16/23: SNL Ratings to Come, Frosty the Snowman Heavily Down from 2022, College Football Leads Primetime (UPDATED w/Analysis)

Ratings Analysis: CBS had holiday specials throughout the night in the form of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (0.27), Frosty the Snowman (0.26), and Frosty Returns (0.24). The Frosty duo was markedly lower than last year (0.43/0.33), as was Rudolph. 48 Hours (0.22, +0.02) inched up in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's UCLA v. Boise St. college football game (0.38) was the top broadcast in prime time, with Fox's AL v. Creighton college basketball game (0.13) coming nowhere near the alphabet network. NBC had a repeat of That Clip Show: Holiday Edition (0.13), Dateline (0.18), and SNL Vintage (0.19). The CW's broadcast of Shrek 2 (0.09) matched last week's showing of the original Shrek

Finals Update: Frosty the Snowman (+0.1) adjusted up. College Basketball: AL v. Creighton (-0.1) and repeats of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (-0.1) and That Clip Show: Holiday Edition (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating

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Viewers (mil)


8 PMCollege Football: UCLA v. Boise St.0.3842.22ABC

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (R)0.2731.78CBS

College Basketball: AL v. Creighton0.1310.78Fox

That Clip Show: Holiday Edition (R)0.1311.20NBC

Shrek 20.0910.41The CW
9 PMFrosty the Snowman0.2631.88CBS

Dateline NBC (R)0.1821.65NBC
9:30 PMFrosty Returns0.2431.66CBS
10 PM48 Hours0.2231.90CBS

SNL Vintage0.1921.60NBC

11:30 PMSaturday Night LiveTBATBATBANBC
(R) = repeat

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