Launch Of New American Football League Cracks Ratings

By Community | February 11, 2019

The first game of the new Alliance of American Football on CBS pulled 2.91 million viewers on Saturday (9 pm-11 pm), following 3.18 million for the pre-game show.

The action from two primetime games (Orlando Apollos vs. Atlanta Legends, and San Antonio Commanders vs. San Diego Fleet) averaged a 0.9 rating and 4% share in the 18-49 demographic.

The audience was a bit bigger than ABC got for the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets with a 0.7 rating / 3% share and 2.38 million from 8:30 pm – 11 pm. The NBA pre-game show attracted 2.03 million.

A re-run of America’s Got Talent on NBC lead primetime viewing with 3.56 million viewers from 8 pm -10 pm.