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May 7, 2019

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Saturday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 5.4.2019

 

 

 

 

NETWORK FINALS:  ABC’s NBA PLAYOFFS game adjusted to 2.3.  In addition, the primetime SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE rerun lost 0.1 in final numbers.

 

 

 

 

Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart  

 

CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  A&E’s LIVE PD topped Saturday cable, up 0.07 to 0.67.  Note that the programs listed as STAR WARS: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU on TBS were re-airings of the theatrical movies, which continue to perform, in some cases decades after their original release.  NBC Sports Net’s NHL PLAYOFFS game was at 0.42.  Adult Swim’s line-up performed as follows:   DRAGON BALLat 0.35 and at 0.08/294K & 0.11/325K, compared to last week’s 0.34 and 0.14/322K & 0.13/308K, MY HERO ACADEMIA up 0.09 to 0.27/586K, PROMISED NEVERLAND up 0.05 to 0.20, SWORD ART ONLINE up 0.04 to 0.18, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE up 0.04 to 0.17/327K, BLACK CLOVER up 0.04 to 0.19/340K, BORUTO up 0.05 to 0.18/314K, NARUTO up 0.05 to 0.18/315K, HUNTER X HUNTER up 0.06 to 0.19/322K, and ATTACK ON TITAN up 0.04 to 0.14/253K.  On Food Network, the primetime RESTAURANT: IMPOSSIBLE slipped 0.02 to 0.23, and in the morning, PIONEER WOMAN gained 0.02 to 0.23, and KITCHEN AT FN lost 0.02 to 0.21.  Hallmark’s movie PARIS, WINE & ROMANCE was at 0.22.  HGTV’s HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION was at 0.22.  Lifetime’s movie PREGNANT & DEADLY was at 0.18.  ID’s MURDER DECODED was down 0.02 to 0.18.  On TLC, TRADING SPACES shed 0.02 to 0.12, and NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN ticked down to 0.10.  On OWN, IYANLA was at 0.08, and BOOK OF JOHN GRAY ticked down to 0.05.  Syfy’s ALIEN NEWS DESK was at 0.07/0.05, compared to last week’s 0.16/0.11.  

Top 50 Original Cable Telecasts with Demographic Detail

Top 150 Original Cable Telecasts
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Top 100 Original Cable Telecasts: Saturday May 4, 2019 P18-49 P2+
Rank Program Net Start Mins Rating (000s)
1 LIVE PD: 206 LIVE PD A&E NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.67 2,110
2 STAR WARS: MAY THE 4TH: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS ST TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 180 0.45 1,308
3 STAR WARS: MAY THE 4TH: STAR WARS: FORCE AWAKENS TBS NETWORK 6:00 PM 120 0.43 1,255
4 STAR WARS: MAY THE 4TH: STAR WARS: RETURN OF JEDI TBS NETWORK 3:02 PM 178 0.42 1,117
5 NHL SEMI FINALS L: COLORADO/SAN JOSE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 10:00 PM 164 0.42 1,049
6 STAR WARS: MAY THE 4TH: STAR WARS: EMPIRE STRIKES TBS NETWORK 12:15 PM 167 0.39 1,003
7 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 30 0.35 756
8 PREDATOR, THE HBO PRIME 8:05 PM 107 0.27 1,011
9 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 60 0.24 566
10 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 12:00 PM 60 0.23 569
11 RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.23 1,140
12 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 8:00 AM 60 0.23 577
13 PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 30 0.23 998
14 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 10:00 AM 60 0.22 538
15 HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: PARIS, WINE & ROMANCE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 120 0.22 2,258
16 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 60 0.22 1,101
17 MOVIE, USA: BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN USA NETWORK 7:30 PM 145 0.22 957
18 BEACHFRONT BRGN HUNT RENO HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 PM 60 0.22 1,135
19 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 11:00 AM 60 0.22 516
20 NHL LIVE POST SEMI FINALS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:44 AM 31 0.22 444
21 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 1:00 PM 60 0.21 486
22 SPORTSCENTER 1AM        L ESPN 1:00 AM 60 0.21 548
23 KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 60 0.21 1,089
24 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 6:00 AM 60 0.21 501
25 SOUTHERN SPITFIRE HOME AND GARDEN TV 2:00 PM 30 0.21 935
26 PREMIER LEAGUE L: LIVERPOOL/NEWCASTLE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:42 PM 135 0.20 538
27 NHL SEMI FINALS L – BONUS NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:26 PM 14 0.20 586
28 PROMISED NEVERLAND, THE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 30 0.20 397
29 SPORTSCENTER MORNING    L ESPN 2:00 AM 60 0.18 421
30 SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 3:00 AM 60 0.18 359
31 SWORD ART OL:ALICIZATION ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 30 0.18 367
32 LOG CABIN LIVING HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 PM 30 0.18 904
33 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 7:00 PM 60 0.18 823
34 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: PREGNANT AND DEADLY LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 123 0.18 724
35 BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 30 0.18 314
36 MURDER DECODED INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 60 0.18 904
37 JOJOS ADV: DIAMOND UNBRK ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 30 0.17 327
38 SPORTSCENTER 12AM  L ESPN 12:25 AM 35 0.17 418
39 GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 30 0.16 716
40 LIGA MX SAT UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:06 PM 118 0.16 359
41 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 60 0.16 609
42 NBA PLAYOFFS REPEAT: GOLDEN STATE/HOUSTON ESPN 4:00 AM 120 0.15 309
43 LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:03 PM 118 0.14 428
44 GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.14 1,949
45 PREMIER LEAGUE L: FULHAM/WOLVES NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:57 AM 123 0.14 384
46 SPORTSCENTER PRIME    L ESPN 7:00 PM 60 0.14 368
47 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 366
48 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 60 0.13 2,175
49 SPORTSCENTER LATE       L ESPN2 11:00 PM 74 0.13 328
50 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 10:00 PM 60 0.13 328
51 UFC FIGHT FLASHBACK ESPN2 12:14 AM 30 0.13 325
52 TOP RANK BOXING        L: ARTUR BETERBIEV/RADIVOJE KALAJDZIC ESPN 10:00 PM 145 0.13 480
53 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS/CHICAGO CUBS FOX SPORTS 1 4:00 PM 190 0.13 581
54 MLS REGULAR SEASON      L: NY RED BULLS/LA GALAXY ESPN 2:00 PM 131 0.12 260
55 TRADING SPACES TLC 8:00 PM 61 0.12 659
56 COUSINS FOR LIFE NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 30 0.12 597
57 VET LIFE, THE ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 61 0.11 785
58 SUPERCROSS: LAS VEGAS USA NETWORK 9:55 PM 190 0.11 307
59 SHOP, THE HBO PRIME 10:00 PM 30 0.11 297
60 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 2:30 PM 12 0.11 518
61 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 60 0.11 1,209
62 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.11 1,530
63 KENTUCKY DERBY PREP: 2019 NBC SPORTS NETWORK 12:00 PM 150 0.11 591
64 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.11 1,772
65 CAVUTO LIVE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 60 0.10 1,301
66 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 11:00 PM 60 0.10 278
67 WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 60 0.10 1,720
68 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L: OKLAHOMA STATE/OKLAHOMA ESPN 8:00 PM 120 0.10 382
69 THOMAS & FRIENDS NICK JR 9:30 AM 30 0.10 486
70 NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN TLC 9:01 PM 60 0.10 692
71 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 30 0.10 343
72 LIGA MX L: CRUZ AZUL / MONARCAS UNIVISION DEPORTES 6:06 PM 120 0.10 241
73 BAKUGAN:BATTLE PLANET THE CARTOON NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.10 248
74 OFFICE, THE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 30 0.10 367
75 NASCAR XFINITY POST L FOX SPORTS 1 3:43 PM 17 0.10 622
76 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES L: DOVER FOX SPORTS 1 1:30 PM 133 0.10 777
77 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 60 0.10 1,025
78 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 AM 60 0.10 1,696
79 PREMIER LEAGUE L: TOTTENHAM/BOURNEMOUTH NBC SPORTS NETWORK 7:24 AM 136 0.09 228
80 VICTOR & VALENTINO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 15 0.09 478
81 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 2:00 PM 60 0.09 956
82 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 7:00 AM 60 0.09 1,234
83 SECRET LIFE OF THE ZOO ANIMAL PLANET 10:01 PM 60 0.09 605
84 PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS NETWORK 9:40 AM 17 0.09 247
85 MILO MURPHYS LAW DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 AM 30 0.09 350
86 UFC MAIN EVENT ESPN2 12:44 AM 60 0.09 215
87 DSP. OF SUSAN COX POWELL: 101 IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME OXYGEN MEDIA 7:00 PM 120 0.08 384
88 DSP. OF SUSAN COX POWELL: 101 IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME OXYGEN MEDIA 10:00 PM 120 0.08 270
89 FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 AM 60 0.08 903
90 SPORTSCENTER EARLY      L ESPN 5:51 PM 69 0.08 198
91 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:00 AM 30 0.08 204
92 SMERCONISH CNN 9:00 AM 60 0.08 697
93 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 1:00 AM 60 0.08 185
94 IYANLA:WHERE ARE THEY NOW OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.08 310
95 PAW PATROL NICK JR 9:00 AM 30 0.07 466
96 MLB REGULAR SEASON L: OAKLAND ATHLETICS/PITTSBURGH PIRATES FOX SPORTS 1 7:10 PM 185 0.07 399
97 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:30 PM 30 0.07 255
98 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 10:00 AM 60 0.07 600
99 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 8:00 AM 60 0.07 511
100 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: JACKSONS: AMERICAN DREAM BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TV 7:00 AM 380 0.07 203
101 PREMIER LEAGUE GOAL ZONE NBC SPORTS NETWORK 4:57 PM 33 0.07 223
102 MONSTER JAM NBC SPORTS NETWORK 1:15 AM 60 0.07 146
103 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:00 PM 30 0.07 302
104 SESAME STREET HBO PRIME 9:00 AM 26 0.07 158
105 LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 2:04 AM 116 0.07 199
106 DSP. OF SUSAN COX POWELL: 101 IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME OXYGEN MEDIA 1:00 AM 120 0.07 187
107 ALIEN NEWS DESK SYFY 11:00 PM 30 0.07 234
108 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 60 0.07 568
109 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 9:30 PM 30 0.07 299
110 DOG WHISPERER COMPS NAT GEO WILD 8:00 PM 60 0.06 332
111 SATURDAY NIGHT POLITICS MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 0.06 919
112 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 2:00 AM 60 0.06 150
113 FXX MOVIE PRIME: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE FXX 8:00 PM 120 0.06 218
114 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 60 0.06 722
115 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 7:00 AM 60 0.06 450
116 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 10:00 PM 30 0.06 293
117 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 7:30 AM 30 0.06 147
118 ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, MURDER OXYGEN MEDIA 6:00 PM 60 0.06 331
119 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 60 0.06 535
120 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:30 AM 30 0.06 109
121 AM JOY: N/A MSNBC 10:00 AM 120 0.06 964
122 AMERICAS NEWS HQ FOX NEWS CHANNEL 4:00 PM 60 0.06 679
123 S.E. CUPP: UNFILTERED CNN 6:00 PM 60 0.06 413
124 SON, THE AMC 9:00 PM 61 0.06 612
125 PGA TOUR GOLF CHANNEL 12:58 PM 107 0.06 546
126 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 60 0.06 578
127 JOURNAL EDITORIAL REPORT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 3:00 PM 60 0.06 778
128 PAID PROGRAM USA NETWORK 8:00 AM 30 0.06 119
129 VAN JONES SHOW CNN 7:00 PM 60 0.06 388
130 LIGA MX: TIJUANA VS PUEBLA FOX DEPORTES 9:54 PM 132 0.06 147
131 TOP RANK BOXING: BETERBIEV/KALAJDZIC ESPN2 1:44 AM 136 0.06 126
132 CHASING LIFE CNN 9:00 PM 60 0.06 587
133 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:00 PM 30 0.05 252
134 ALIEN NEWS DESK SYFY 11:30 PM 30 0.05 135
135 NEW DAY SATURDAY CNN 6:00 AM 60 0.05 382
136 COLL SOFTBALL REG SSN   L ESPN 4:11 PM 100 0.05 195
137 BIG TEXAS FIX DIY NETWORK 9:00 PM 60 0.05 284
138 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 60 0.05 443
139 LIGA MX L UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:04 PM 117 0.05 131
140 BOOK OF JOHN GRAY OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK 10:00 PM 60 0.05 221
141 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 60 0.05 271
142 WEEKEND RECHARGE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 60 0.05 265
143 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 60 0.05 470
144 CONTACTO DEPORTIVO L UNIVISION DEPORTES 1:01 AM 60 0.05 85
145 FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 60 0.05 694
146 WEEKENDS WITH ALEX WITT: N/A MSNBC 12:00 PM 120 0.05 626
147 1989: THE YEAR MADE US NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 8:30 PM 30 0.05 225
148 DOG WHISPERER COMPS NAT GEO WILD 9:00 PM 60 0.05 276
149 AFTERNOON BASEBALL GAME: MIN AT NYY MLB NETWORK 1:08 PM 186 0.05 342
150 MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 7:00 PM 60 0.05 568

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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.




7 Comments


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


  2. Martin

    Do you have Beyblade Burst at 8 AM, Inazuma Eleven Ares at 8:30 AM and Pokemon at 9 AM on Disney XD?


  3. Augus

    ‘Murdoch Mysteries/The Artful Detective’ (Ovation) ratings at 7PM and 8PM? Thanks


  4. Ryan

    hey if possible would you guys mind continuing to include the 11.30PM SNL in these reports, especially since it’s among the highest rated shows on TV regardless of its time period – thanks!



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