Saturday TV Ratings 12/23/23: Extended Family Has Pitiful Post-NFL Showing, Night Court Rates Below Season One Average, SNL Christmas Grows in Second Airing (UPDATED w/Analysis)

Ratings Analysis: NBC used their NFL lead-in to boost the series premiere of new sitcom Extended Family (0.71), but the results were less than satisfactory. If Family were to carry over even half of this rating for its Tuesday time slot debut, it'd be in a great position to succeed, but it is hard to imagine that that will happen. At 8:30, Night Court (0.46) took away enough football help to beat most of its spring 2023 showings but still lost out to the Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (0.56) that came right after. On the sports front, ABC's Utah vs. Northwestern college football game (0.59) was well above Fox's St. John's v. CT college basketball game (0.19). CBS re-ran When Christmas Was Young (0.12) and 48 Hours (0.15). The CW aired Christmas With The Chosen: Holy Night (0.05). 

Finals Update: College Football: UT v. Northwestern (+0.2) adjusted up. Extended Family (-0.2) and Night Court (-0.1) adjusted down.



18-49 Rating

18-49 Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMExtended Family (Series Premiere)0.71103.57NBC

College Football: UT v. Northwestern0.5943.09ABC

College Basketball: St. John's v. CT0.1920.96Fox

When Christmas Was Young (R)0.1211.47CBS

Christmas With The Chosen: Holy Night0.0500.58The CW
8:30 PMNight Court0.4672.58NBC
9 PMA Saturday Night Live Christmas Special (R)0.5672.70NBC
10 PM48 Hours (R)0.1521.81CBS
(R) = repeat

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