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April 16, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.13.2019

 

 

 

NOTE TO READERS:  For the remainder of this week (4/17-19), our afternoon cable posts, which usually go up around 1:30PM PDT, will likely be posted around 5PM PDT, with text to follow.

 

NETWORK FINALS:  Live sports meant adjustments, with ABC’s NBA PLAYOFFS game ending up at 1.5, and NBC’s NHL PLAYOFFS game at 0.5.  

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  ESPN’s NBA PLAYOFFS game led Saturday cable at 1.02/0.83/0.82, with its primetime UFC PRELIMS at 0.39.  A&E’s LIVE PD gained 0.04 to 0.67.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:   DRAGON BALL at 0.41 and at 0.09/255K & 0.08/241K, compared to last week’s 0.39 and at 0.11/322 & 0.14/343K, MY HERO ACADEMIA up 0.06 to 0.30/619K, PROMISED NEVERLAND at 0.27, SWORD ART ONLINE 0.27 compared to last week’s 0.19/0.20, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE up 0.04 to 0.22, BLACK CLOVER up 0.04 to 0.21/417K, BORUTO down 0.13 (in a later timeslot) to 0.17, NARUTO up 0.03 to 0.17/316K, HUNTER X HUNTER steady at 0.15/277K, and ATTACK ON TITAN up 0.02 to 0.13/232K.  Hallmark’s movie BOTTLED WITH LOVE was at 0.27.  Nickelodeon’s morning ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS rose 0.05 to 0.23.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.22, and CNBC’s game was at 0.15.  Golf Channel’s LIVE FROM Masters coverage was led by the 1PM hour at 0.22.  ID’s MURDER DECODED gained 0.05 to 0.21.  On Food Network, KITCHEN AT FN edged up 0.02 to 0.20, 30-MINUTE MEALS was up 0.03 to 0.18, and PIONEER WOMAN was at 0.17.  On TLC, TRADING SPACES gained 0.02 to 0.17, and NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN was at 0.13.  On OWN, FAMILY OR FIANCE rose 0.03 to 0.11, and BOOK OF JOHN GRAY ticked up to 0.09.  Syfy’s ALIEN NEWS DESK ticked up to 0.05.  

 

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday April 13, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: MAGIC/RAPTORS ESPN 5:19 PM 138 1.02 2,444
2 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: NETS/76ERS ESPN 2:40 PM 159 0.83 2,043
3 NBA PLAYOFFS-1ST RD     L: SPURS/NUGGETS ESPN 10:30 PM 149 0.82 1,828
4 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:37 PM 23 0.71 1,688
5 LIVE PD: 199 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.67 1,984
6 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 12:59 AM 61 0.56 1,285
7 NBA COURTSIDE  L ESPN 2:30 PM 10 0.44 1,174
8 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.41 827
9 UFC PPV PRELIMS  L: UFC 236: HOLLOWAY/POIRIER 2 ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.39 893
10 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.33 709
11 NBA PRE-GAME    L ESPN 1:30 PM 60 0.28 695
12 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: BOTTLED WITH LOVE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.27 2,803
13 SWORD ART OL:ALICIZATION ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.27 515
14 PROMISED NEVERLAND, THE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.27 506
15 ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 30 0.23 896
16 JOJOS ADV: DIAMOND UNBRK ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.22 433
17 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.22 1,344
18 NHL QTR FINALS L: COLORADO/CALGARY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:30 PM 199 0.22 491
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 1:00 PM 30 0.22 556
20 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.21 550
21 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 62 0.21 1,424
22 MURDER DECODED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 60 0.21 960
23 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-PM L ESPN 10:00 PM 30 0.21 501
24 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.20 1,126
25 RISE OF THE TMNT NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 30 0.19 710
26 GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.19 892
27 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.19 552
28 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 476
29 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.18 500
30 LIGA MX SAT 2: N/A UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:55 PM 130 0.18 442
31 30 MINUTE MEALS FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.18 910
32 TRADING SPACES TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.17 796
33 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 30 0.17 599
34 BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.17 346
35 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.17 1,095
36 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.16 461
37 NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT: LA CLIPPERS/GOLDEN STATE ESPN 4:00 AM 120 0.16 348
38 POWER RANGERS BM NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.16 591
39 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.16 1,025
40 BLAZE NICK JR 10:30 AM 30 0.15 545
41 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: SECRETS IN A SMALL TOWN LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 125 0.15 877
42 NHL QTR FINALS L: DALLAS/NASHVILLE CNBC 6:00 PM 195 0.15 371
43 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: HACKSAW RIDGE HISTORY 8:00 PM 181 0.15 735
44 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:31 PM 29 0.15 413
45 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.14 454
46 COUSINS FOR LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.14 624
47 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.14 282
48 NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.13 662
49 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 1,804
50 BEN 10 (2017) THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.13 459
51 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 7:00 AM 60 0.13 374
52 BIZAARDVARK DISNEY CHANNEL 10:00 AM 30 0.13 545
53 SUPERCROSS: DENVER NBC SPORTS NETWORK 8:00 PM 150 0.13 295
54 COOP & CAMI ASK THE WORLD DISNEY CHANNEL 10:30 AM 30 0.13 522
55 LIGA MX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:57 PM 118 0.13 321
56 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.12 814
57 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 10:59 PM 35 0.12 339
58 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 31 0.12 423
59 KNIGHT SQUAD NICK-AT-NITE 9:00 PM 30 0.12 486
60 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.12 1,604
61 TOP WING NICK JR 11:00 AM 30 0.11 454
62 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.11 1,650
63 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.11 2,208
64 FAMILY OR FIANCE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.11 337
65 VET LIFE, THE ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.11 585
66 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.10 637
67 CHASING LIFE CNN 10:00 PM 60 0.10 517
68 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,855
69 THOMAS & FRIENDS NICK JR 11:30 AM 30 0.10 437
70 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.10 1,293
71 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L: MASSACHUSETTS/MINNESOTA DULUTH ESPN2 8:00 PM 170 0.09 321
72 BOOK OF JOHN GRAY OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.09 308
73 CHASING LIFE CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.09 499
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.08 566
75 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 979
76 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:11 PM 21 0.08 221
77 CHARLES MANSON: FUNERAL: 101: MANSON: THE FUNERAL REELZCHANNEL 8:00 PM 120 0.08 386
78 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:38 AM 19 0.08 189
79 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 10:39 PM 20 0.08 228
80 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.08 567
81 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK METS/ATLANTA BRAVES FOX SPORTS 1 7:12 PM 224 0.08 287
82 PREMIER LEAGUE L: CARDIFF/BURNLEY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 134 0.08 218
83 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L: CHINESE GRAND PRIX ESPN2 2:05 AM 140 0.08 260
84 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 584
85 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.07 1,332
86 COLL FTBL SPRING GAME L ESPN2 2:28 PM 113 0.07 276
87 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.07 967
88 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.07 486
89 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.07 830
90 PREMIER LEAGUE L: HUDDERSFIELD/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 134 0.07 181
91 NHL LIVE POST QTR FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:49 AM 25 0.07 154
92 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.07 193
93 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 578
94 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.07 1,187
95 BARRETT JACKSON: N/A DISCOVERY CHANNEL 12:00 PM 120 0.07 300
96 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 11:34 PM 15 0.07 201
97 MLB REG SEASON BRIDGE L FOX SPORTS 1 6:55 PM 17 0.07 263
98 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 435
99 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.07 527
100 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.07 332
101 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.07 155
102 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 9:55 PM 44 0.07 183
103 JONESTOWN: EXTENDED AMC 9:00 PM 62 0.07 315
104 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.07 416
105 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: GEORGIA/ALABAMA ESPN2 12:00 PM 148 0.06 301
106 REEL TO REAL MOVIE: HACKSAW RIDGE HISTORY 12:03 AM 179 0.06 260
107 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.06 1,069
108 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:05 AM 60 0.06 121
109 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.06 678
110 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.06 411
111 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 236
112 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.06 454
113 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.06 359
114 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 682
115 RISE OF THE TMNT NICKTOONS 9:30 AM 30 0.06 203
116 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.06 750
117 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 425
118 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.06 457
119 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 754
120 MILO MURPHYS LAW DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 AM 30 0.06 332
121 SERIAL KILLER W/ P MORGAN OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.05 318
122 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.05 733
123 ALIEN NEWS DESK SYFY 11:00 PM 30 0.05 176
124 LIGA MX L: QUERETARO / TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:30 PM 147 0.05 169
125 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 342
126 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.05 119
127 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.05 333
128 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.05 465
129 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX L ESPN2 1:30 AM 35 0.05 130
130 LIVE FROM: MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 7:01 PM 120 0.05 271
131 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.05 232
132 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 860
133 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.05 112
134 MSNBC LIVE W/ K. GIBSON: N/A MSNBC 2:00 PM 120 0.05 496
135 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.05 334
136 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.05 253
137 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 450
138 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: COLORADO ROCKIES/SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 175 0.05 211
139 HORSE RACING NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.05 236
140 UP WITH DAVID GURA: N/A MSNBC 8:00 AM 120 0.05 622
141 MSNBC LIVE W/ R. LUI MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.05 498
142 PREMIER BOXING CHAMPION L: PETER QUILLIN/CALEB TRUAX FOX SPORTS 1 10:56 PM 155 0.05 181
143 BARRETT JACKSON: 6 – PALM BEACH EPISODE 6 MOTOR TREND 2:00 PM 240 0.05 309
144 ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 60 0.05 308
145 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN2 7:21 PM 39 0.05 173
146 SHO BOX SPECIAL EDITION SHOWTIME PRIME 9:34 PM 21 0.04 132
147 WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.04 291
148 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN2 12:00 AM 60 0.04 117
149 S.E. CUPP: UNFILTERED CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.04 394
150 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: BAL AT BOS/CWS AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:07 PM 220 0.04 251

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About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.




11 Comments


  1. kev

    Do you have the ratings for both Inazuma Eleven Ares as qell as Beyblade Burst?


  2. My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic 11:30AM on Discovery Family?


  3. Martin

    Do you have Beyblade Burst at 8 AM and the Series Premiere of Inazuma Eleven Ares at 8:30 and 9 AM on Disney XD?


  4. VindicateD

    Do you have 18-34 numbers for My Hero Academia (11:30 PM, Adult Swim’s Toonami) and Black Clover (1:30 AM, Adult Swim’s Toonami)? Just trying to establish a baseline here.


  5. Alan Masters

    Do you have the ratings for the following shows on the Disney Junior channel that day:

    9:30 am Muppet Babies 2018

    10:00 am Gigantosaurus

    10:30 am Puppy Dog Pals

    11:00 am Vampirina

    11:30 am Fancy Nancy


  6. Jeff Anthony

    MLS on ESPN2 – 5 et (Minnesota vs NYC)?



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