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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Better Call Saul’ on AMC Concludes Season with Its Most-Watched Telecast Since Season Premiere

ABC was Monday night’s most-watched network with 9.28 million viewers. NBC was tops among all key demos such as adults 18-49 (1.91 rating/6.35 share) and adults 25-54 (2.72/7.61).

The second season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul” ended on a positive note with its most-watched telecast (in live plus same day viewers) since its season premiere from Feb. 15; its best adults 18-49 delivery since Mar. 21.

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TNT was the night’s top cable network among adults 18-49 with an NBA playoff doubleheader of Game 2s of Dallas Mavericks-Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors. The two games averaged 3.83 million viewers and a 1.73 rating among adults 18-49; up 5 percent (in total viewers) and up 3 percent (in adults 18-49) from the first Monday of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on TNT (Apr. 20, 2015 for Milwaukee-Chicago and New Orleans-Golden State: 3.64 million viewers, 1.68 adults 18-49 rating).

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Programming Insider Monday, April 18, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.1/10 9283 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 7.2/12 10950 1.0/4 1.58/5 2.21/6
10:01 Castle 3.9/7 5864 0.5/2 0.99/3 1.40/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/8 7412 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.9/5
8:00 Supergirl (f) 3.9/7 6109 0.7/3 1.27/4 1.80/5
9:00 Scorpion 5.3/9 8351 0.8/3 1.47/5 2.18/6
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.0/9 7786 0.7/3 1.15/4 1.73/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.3/9 8560 1.1/5 1.9/6 2.7/8
8:00 The Voice 6.2/10 10074 1.3/5 2.20/7 3.18/9
10:01 Blindspot 3.5/6 5456 0.7/3 1.31/4 1.79/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.4/4 3764 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.6/4
8:00 Gotham 2.3/4 3720 0.8/4 1.22/4 1.54/5
9:01 Lucifer 2.4/4 3809 0.8/3 1.25/4 1.58/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 888 0.4/2 0.4/1 0.4/1
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.5/1 818 0.3/1 0.30/1 0.35/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.6/1 959 0.5/2 0.42/1 0.44/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2132 0.8/3
7:00 Sueño de Amor 0.8/2 1450 0.5/2
8:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1983 0.7/2
9:01 Pasion y Poder 1.4/2 2518 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1872 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 653 0.3/1
7:00 Sal y Pimienta 0.2/0 271 0.1/1
8:00 Lady La Vendedora de Rosas 0.3/0 626 0.3/1
10:02 La Viuda Negra 0.3/1 710 0.3/1

Cable Rankings – Monday 4/18/16


  1. NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round Game 2: Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors” (TNT, 10:44 p.m.-1:29 a.m. 2.77 household rating): 4.416 million viewers (2.04 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. WWE Raw” (USA, 9-10 p.m., 2.11 household rating): 3.541 million viewers (1.25 adults 18-49 rating)

  3. WWE Raw” (USA, 8-9 p.m., 2.09 household rating): 3.486 million viewers (1.24 adults 18-49 rating)

  4. NBA Playoffs: Western Conference First Round Game 2: Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder” (TNT, 8:09-10:44 p.m., 2.05 household rating): 3.205 million viewers (1.41 adults 18-49 rating)

  5. WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:07 p.m., 1.87 household rating): 2.980 million viewers (1.08 adults 18-49 rating)


  • MLB Monday Night Baseball: Chicago Cubs @ St. Louis Cardinals” (ESPN, ‪8:00-10:42‬‪ p.m.‬, 0.84 household rating): 1.287 million viewers (0.39 adults 18-49 rating)

  • NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 3: Washington Capitals @ Philadelphia Flyers” (NBCSN, 7:01-9:55 p.m., 0.40 household rating): 0.613 million viewers (0.23 adults 18-49 rating)

  • NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Western Conference Quarterfinal Game 3: Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks” (NBCSN, 10:34 p.m.-1:37 a.m., 0.22 household rating): 0.370 million viewers (0.18 adults 18-49 rating)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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  1. Can I just have the ‘Princess Diana’s Legacy’ Special that aired at 8pm, and ‘William & Kate: The Journey’ which aired at 11pm, both on Reelz? Thank you!

    • Princess Diana’s Legacy (Reelz, 4/18 8-9 p.m.) 184,000 viewers; 0.04 adults 18-49 rating

      William & Kate: The Journey (Reelz, 4/18 11 p.m.-midnight) 139,000 viewers; 0.02 adults 18-49 rating