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April 11, 2017
 

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.8.2017

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NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s NBA game adjusted up to 0.6 in final numbers.  In addition, the PRISON BREAK rerun lost 0.1.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

Final Bcast 2017 Apr 08.SAT

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS: AMC’s 2-hour premiere of THE SON launched at 0.19.

On a Saturday without much sports, Adult Swim’s late-night line-up again dominated cable.  SAMURAI JACK was on top at 0.66, and all but one of the the rest were up: DRAGON BALL Z by 0.09 to 0.49 (the primetime episode was at 0.26), TOKYO GHOUL by 0.11 to 0.40, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURES by 0.07 to 0.39, HUNTER X HUNTER by 0.07 to 0.36/715K, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM by 0.03 to 0.30, NARUTO the exception, down 0.02 to 0.26/514K, and GHOST IN THE SHELL up 0.02 to 0.27/508K.  A&E’s LIVE PD returned at 0.42.  (Note:  HBO’s WAR DOGS was a theatrical movie, but the network insists on billing those as “originals.”)  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION jumped 0.13 to 0.36.  Nickelodeon’s primetime HENRY DANGER was at 0.34, slightly ahead of its 9AM REGAL ACADEMY at 0.32.  The continuing adventures of the Trump administration put Fox News’s 9AM FOX & FRIENDS into the Top 10 at 0.33.  Lifetime’s movie THE WRONG MOTHER was at 0.33.  HBO breaks its BOXING telecasts into segments for rating purposes, and they were at 0.30/0.26/0.25/0.23/0.23/0.22/0.21.  On Food Network, PIONEER WOMAN rose 0.04 to 0.29 TRISHA’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN ticked down to 0.25, KITCHEN AT FN was at 0.21, and VALERIE’S HOME COOKING fell 0.06 to 0.19.  ID’s MURDER COMES TO TOWN was at 0.28.  History’s 2 episodes of COUNTING CARS were at twin 0.28s.  Fox Sports 1’s UFC was at 0.28.  TLC’s SAY YES TO THE DRESS was at 0.19.  On OWN, 2 episodes of LOVE THY NEIGHBOR were at 0.12/0.12, and FOR PEETE’S SAKE ticked down to 0.08.

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Final Cable 2017 Apr 08.SAT

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday April 8, 2017 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 SAMURAI JACK ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.66 1,335
2 DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:05 AM 25 0.49 1,012
3 LIVE PD: 30 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.42 1,204
4 WAR DOGS HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 114 0.41 1,044
5 TOKYO GHOUL ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.40 820
6 JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.39 783
7 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.36 1,537
8 HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.34 1,646
9 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.33 2,232
10 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: WRONG MOTHER, THE LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 122 0.33 1,283
11 REGAL ACADEMY NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 30 0.32 905
12 FLIPPING VIRGINS HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 60 0.32 1,222
13 ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 30 0.32 1,443
14 MOUNTAIN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.30 1,441
15 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.30 2,076
16 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 11:49 PM 36 0.30 832
17 MOBILE SUIT GUN/UNICORN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.30 576
18 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.29 1,257
19 MURDER COMES TO TOWN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.28 1,118
20 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:31 PM 32 0.28 1,054
21 UFC PPV PRELIMS L: 210:CORMIER/JOHNSON 2 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 120 0.28 723
22 COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:00 PM 31 0.28 1,066
23 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.26 2,179
24 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 30 0.26 704
25 MOUNTAIN LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 30 0.26 1,416
26 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.26 1,371
27 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 12:25 AM 12 0.26 638
28 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.26 2,511
29 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 11:21 PM 28 0.25 697
30 COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.25 1,865
31 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.25 678
32 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.24 1,159
33 TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 30 0.24 1,046
34 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 11:10 PM 11 0.23 690
35 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 10:11 PM 47 0.23 679
36 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 10:58 PM 12 0.22 671
37 JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:30 AM 15 0.22 623
38 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,116
39 WCB: 4/8/17 LOMACHENKO/SO HBO PRIME 10:01 PM 10 0.21 522
40 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 60 0.21 822
41 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.21 853
42 ROAD HAUKS HISTORY 10:03 PM 60 0.21 721
43 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 970
44 LIGA MX 2 SAT: GUADALAJARA / PUEBLA UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 124 0.21 469
45 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.20 1,029
46 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.20 406
47 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.20 1,106
48 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.20 1,528
49 DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 60 0.20 1,016
50 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN 11:11 PM 49 0.20 442
51 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.20 2,286
52 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.20 2,451
53 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.19 377
54 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 60 0.19 908
55 SON, THE: 101/102 FIRST SON OF TEXAS/THE PLUM TREE AMC 9:00 PM 128 0.19 1,915
56 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 60 0.19 845
57 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.19 1,025
58 VALERIES HOME COOKING FOOD NETWORK 12:00 PM 30 0.19 890
59 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:00 AM 60 0.18 393
60 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.18 1,775
61 NEXO KNIGHTS THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:45 AM 30 0.18 603
62 ZOO, THE ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 60 0.18 859
63 FOX REPORT SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 PM 60 0.18 1,607
64 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.18 1,561
65 NEXO KNIGHTS THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:15 AM 30 0.18 670
66 CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.17 824
67 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.17 393
68 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.17 848
69 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.17 1,212
70 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.17 1,328
71 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.17 807
72 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE HBO PRIME 6:10 PM 108 0.17 398
73 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.17 928
74 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 0.17 935
75 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.16 890
76 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L: N/A ESPN 9:00 AM 360 0.16 421
77 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.16 1,280
78 COLL FTBL SPRING GAME L: FLORIDA STATE SPRING GAME ESPN 3:00 PM 160 0.16 335
79 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.16 744
80 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.16 901
81 NCAA HOCKEY CHAMP L: MINNESOTA DULUTH/DENVER ESPN 8:00 PM 191 0.15 467
82 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.15 1,267
83 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.15 777
84 BELLATOR MMA LIVE: 176 SPIKE TV 3:00 PM 144 0.15 438
85 NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN TLC 9:00 PM 62 0.15 667
86 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISNEY JUNIOR 8:30 AM 25 0.15 605
87 MASH AMC 12:30 PM 30 0.15 713
88 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.14 1,174
89 NBA REGULAR SEASON REPEAT: LA CLIPPERS/SAN ANTONIO ESPN 3:00 AM 120 0.14 275
90 MASH AMC 12:00 PM 30 0.14 705
91 MASH AMC 11:30 AM 30 0.14 705
92 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.14 1,050
93 LIGA MX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 5:57 PM 118 0.14 293
94 BELLATOR KICKBOXING: 201 – TORINO SPIKE TV 5:24 PM 131 0.14 381
95 MASH AMC 11:00 AM 30 0.14 666
96 WAR DOGS HBO PRIME 1:16 AM 114 0.13 319
97 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.13 638
98 SAY YES TO THE DRESS:UNVE TLC 7:00 PM 60 0.13 519
99 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.13 1,052
100 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.13 939
101 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS DESTINATION AMERICA 10:00 PM 60 0.13 643
102 LIGA MX SAT: MONTERREY / JAGUARES UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 125 0.12 267
103 LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.12 456
104 LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:30 PM 30 0.12 465
105 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:40 PM 81 0.12 269
106 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 1:00 PM 60 0.12 730
107 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.11 538
108 MASH AMC 10:30 AM 30 0.11 660
109 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 506
110 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 11:58 AM 34 0.11 241
111 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:26 AM 31 0.11 292
112 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCR L: SEATTLE FOX SPORTS 1 10:00 PM 193 0.11 282
113 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 5:00 AM 60 0.11 428
114 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 12:00 PM 60 0.10 853
115 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 2:00 PM 60 0.10 652
116 HIDDEN MONEY MAKEOVER TLC 10:02 PM 62 0.10 442
117 PREMIER LEAGUE L: HULL/MANCHESTER CITY NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 121 0.10 281
118 CNN NEWSROOM LIVE CNN 4:00 AM 60 0.10 348
119 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 7:01 PM 59 0.09 269
120 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 9:00 AM 60 0.09 719
121 ER POP 7:14 PM 62 0.09 252
122 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 8:00 AM 60 0.09 635
123 SPEED RACER: SPEED RACER HBO PRIME 10:00 AM 135 0.09 197
124 GODS OF EGYPT: GODS OF EGYPT HBO PRIME 4:00 PM 127 0.09 252
125 PURGE, THE: ELECTION YEAR MAXPRIME 12:15 AM 109 0.09 181
126 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 3:00 PM 60 0.09 627
127 JURASSIC WORLD: JURASSIC WORLD MAXPRIME 3:40 PM 124 0.09 232
128 BRUNCH AT BOBBYS FOOD NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.09 300
129 EXPEDIENTES UDN UNIVISION DEPORTES 12:04 AM 60 0.08 177
130 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 262
131 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: BOS AT DET MLB NETWORK 1:00 PM 196 0.08 327
132 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 60 0.08 572
133 FOR PEETES SAKE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.08 414
134 F1 RACING L: CHINA NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:28 AM 160 0.08 263
135 LIVE FROM: MASTERS GOLF CHANNEL 7:18 PM 122 0.08 242
136 LALIGA SANTANDER MRQ-L: REAL MADRID VS. ATLEICO DE MADRID BEIN SPORT 10:05 AM 130 0.08 155
137 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/STOKECITY CNBC 10:00 AM 121 0.08 172
138 UFC PPV PREFIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 7:43 PM 17 0.08 268
139 LIVE FROM GOLF CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.08 378
140 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 4:00 PM 60 0.08 555
141 IRON CHEF AMERICA COOKING CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.08 239
142 E! NEWS E! 10:00 AM 60 0.07 200
143 WEEKEND EXPRESS HLN 7:00 AM 60 0.07 282
144 FIRST TIME FLIPPERS DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 30 0.07 215
145 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: NEW YORK YANKEES/BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 223 0.07 360
146 BUNDESLIGA L: BAYERN MUNICH/DORTMUND FOX SPORTS 1 12:10 PM 140 0.07 174
147 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 AM 60 0.07 450
148 PREMIER LEAGUE L: WATFORD/TOTTENHAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 122 0.07 251
149 NBA REGULAR SEASON   L: CHICAGO/BROOKLYN NBA-TV 5:00 PM 145 0.07 174
150 PRIME BASEBALL GAME: CHC AT MIL/MIA AT NYM MLB NETWORK 7:09 PM 210 0.06 283

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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.