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Saturday Final Nationals: ‘SNL’ with Melissa McCarthy on NBC Ties ‘Big Bang Theory’ Season Finale for Week’s Top Adults 18-49 Telecast

Saturday prime time was minimally watched overall. CBS was tops among total viewers (3.2 million). NBC led in all key demos, thanks primarily to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals: Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins in the “2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

In late night for most of the country (prime time in the Mountain and West time zones), NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by Melissa McCarthy with musical guest Haim, averaged 10.337 million viewers overall and a 2.74 rating in adults 18-49 in “fast official” “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. The telecast generated the show’s biggest overall audience for a May edition since May 8, 2010, (with host Betty White and musical guest Jay Z, 12.052 million). In 18-49, it’s a high for a May “SNL” in six years, since the May 21, 2011 season finale (3.68 with host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga).

With its 2.74 rating in adults 18-49, the May 13 “Saturday Night Live” ties as the #1 telecast of the week of May 8-14 on the broadcast networks in adult 18-49 rating, matching CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” (2.74 on May 11, 2017).

It’s the #2 “Saturday Night Live” of the season in total viewers, behind only the Feb. 11 edition (10.843 million viewers with host Alec Baldwin and musical guest Ed Sheeran) and the #3 “SNL” of the season in 18-49, behind only the Feb. 11 telecast (3.10) and the Nov. 12 episode, the first to follow the fall election (3.10 with host Dave Chappelle and musical guest A Tribe Called Quest).

Versus what “Saturday Night Live” averaged with originals for the month of May last year, this week’s telecast is up +71% in adults 18-49 (with a 2.74 rating vs. a 1.60) and +5.1 million persons or +98% in total viewers (10.337 million vs. 5.233 million for the month of May 2016).
 The 2.74 rating in adults 18-49 beats 18 of last season’s 19 “Saturday Night Live” originals and the 10.337 million viewers overall tops all 19 first-runs from last season.

(Source: NBC)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Saturday, May 13, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 1853 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Movie Monsters University (2013) 251 93 1.1/2 1897 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:07 20/20 Saturday (r) 253 93 1.2/2 1748 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.5/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.2/5 3201 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 48 Hours (rs) 252 92 2.1/4 3058 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
9:00 Training Day 252 92 1.7/3 2507 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.5/2
10:00 48 Hours 253 93 2.7/6 4037 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.6/4 2810 0.9/5 1.1/4
7:24 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals Game 1: Ottawa @ Pittsburgh (s) 244 93 1.6/4 2892 0.7/5 1.0/5 1.1/5
10:34 Saturday Night Live (r) 244 93 1.5/3 2422 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 1027 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 MasterChef Junior (r) 255 93 0.6/1 930 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.3/1
9:00 MasterChef Junior (r) 255 93 0.7/1 1124 0.3/2 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1232 0.5/2
7:00 Intimamente Compartiendo Entre Amigas 0.5/1 807 0.3/1
7:55 Liga MX: Cuartos de Final UANL vs. Monterrey 0.7/1 1311 0.5/3
10:00 Crónicas de Sábado 0.6/1 1047 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 657 0.2/1
6:01 Cine Soldado Universal: El Día del Jucio Final (2012) 0.2/1 419 0.1/1
8:01 Cine El Ministro y Yo (1977) 0.4/1 733 0.2/1
10:01 Los Mosqueteros (thru 11:05) 0.3/1 500 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.3/1 513 0.1/1 0.2/1
8:00 Cine Red Dawn (2012) (preliminary) 0.4/1 671 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Guerra de Idolos (preliminary) 0.3/1 447 0.1/1 0.1/1
10:00 Guerra de Idolos (preliminary) 0.2/1 422 0.1/1 0.1/1

Note: All of this date’s Telemundo data are based on preliminary figures.

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 5/13/17

Movie: Monsters University (2013)” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/2
Women 18-49: 0.5/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

Training Day” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

48 Hours” (CBS, 10:00)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Final Game 1: Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/7
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/6

The Son” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.05
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.10
Men 18-49: 0.17

For the entire week of May 8-14, 2017 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up +3 percent in viewership (0.810 million vs. 0.785 million) and up +3 percent among Adults 18-49 (492,000 vs. 476,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down -20 percent in viewership (0.810 million vs. 1.013 million) and down -20 percent among Adults 18-49 (492,000 vs. 617,000) from the same week one year ago (May 9-15, 2016). (http://programminginsider.com/?p=17030)







Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
8:00 Dragon Ball Super 0.50 866 0.33 426
8:30 Bob’s Burgers (r) 0.42 676 0.26 333
9:00 Rick & Morty (r) 0.45 800 0.31 392
9:30 Rick & Morty (r) 0.54 892 0.37 477
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 Family Guy (r) 0.73 1156 0.52 666
10:30 Family Guy (r) 0.88 1424 0.66 845

Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017










Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
11:00 Samurai Jack 1327 0.63 804
11:30 Dragon Ball Super (r) 1054 0.51 657
12:00a Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 1107 0.53 678
12:30a Attack on Titan 951 0.45 578
1:00a Tokyo Ghoul 803 0.40 516
ProgrammingInsider.com
1:30a Hunter X Hunter 755 0.39 498
2:00a Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 561 0.26 339
2:30a Naruto: Shippuden 539 0.26 333
3:00a Ghost in the Shell (r) 509 0.24 305






Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
3:30a Bob’s Burgers (r) 432 0.21 271
4:00a Rick & Morty (r) 453 0.22 279
4:30a Rick & Morty (r) 448 0.22 279
ProgrammingInsider.com
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 489 0.24 296
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 469 0.22 280

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Cable Rankings – Saturday 5/13/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, May 13:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
54 40 LIVE PD AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 744 0.22
30 15 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 180 1069 0.35
40 16 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 8:00 PM 30 866 0.33
63 27 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 676 0.26
47 19 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:00 PM 30 800 0.31
36 13 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:30 PM 30 892 0.37
27 7 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1156 0.52
14 1 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1424 0.66
34 33 DONT MESS W/ MOTHER NATUR AMC 6:30 PM 150 937 0.24
26 90 THE SON AMC 9:00 PM 60 1172 0.14
81 99 MY CAT FROM HELL APL 9:00 PM 60 541 0.13
80 58 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 9:00 PM 60 543 0.18
72 49 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: A MADEA’S CHRISTMAS BET 8:00 PM 152 601 0.20
77 63 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: MADEA’S FAMILY REUNION BET 10:32 PM 178 554 0.17
97 63 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 337 0.17
91 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 375 0.20
92 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 355 0.20
95 46 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 351 0.21
75 20 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: WE’RE THE MILLERS CMDY 10:00 PM 150 580 0.29
39 79 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 868 0.15
35 90 AXE FILES CNN 9:00 PM 60 901 0.14
64 90 UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA CNN 10:00 PM 60 669 0.14
84 90 MOUNTAIN MONSTERS DAM 10:00 PM 60 522 0.14
44 79 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 60 809 0.15
45 71 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 10:00 PM 60 804 0.16
86 71 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 486 0.16
85 71 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 499 0.16
82 71 DUMBO DISJR 9:00 PM 70 527 0.16
18 16 THE INCREDIBLES DSNY 9:00 PM 120 1305 0.33
87 49 MOVIES WE LOVE: BRIDESMAIDS E! 9:34 PM 183 447 0.20
42 33 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 818 0.24
38 22 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 880 0.28
41 30 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 60 833 0.25
7 49 WATTERS WORLD FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1805 0.20
2 40 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2335 0.22
10 63 GREG GUTFELD SHOW FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1526 0.17
56 38 SATURDAY MOVIE: MATILDA FRFM 6:45 PM 125 732 0.23
52 22 SATURDAY MOVIE: DESPICABLE ME FRFM 8:50 PM 130 771 0.28
1 10 NASCAR M.E. CUP RACING: KANSAS (1.55 HH, 0.34 A18-34) FS1 7:32 PM 260 2620 0.48
29 9 UFC PPV PRELIMS: 211 (0.60 HH, 0.44 A18-34) FX 8:00 PM 120 1148 0.50
12 5 FX MOVIE PRIME: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY FX 10:00 PM 150 1452 0.58
22 79 HALLMARK MOVIE: APPETITE FOR LOVE HALL 7:00 PM 120 1260 0.15
17 79 HALLMARK MOVIE: THE BIRTHDAY GIFT HALL 9:00 PM 120 1319 0.15
8 7 JASON BOURNE HBO 8:00 PM 123 1791 0.52
53 33 WCB: 5/6/17 ALVAREZ / CHAVEZ (0.48 HH, 0.13 A18-34) HBO 10:05 PM 70 769 0.24
24 25 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1184 0.27
20 20 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1298 0.29
16 22 LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1334 0.28
70 90 COUNTING CARS HIST 8:30 PM 29 624 0.14
43 63 COUNTING CARS AC HIST 8:59 PM 31 810 0.17
28 27 COUNTING CARS HIST 9:30 PM 31 1149 0.26
45 49 COUNTING CARS HIST 10:01 PM 31 804 0.20
59 55 COUNTING CARS HIST 10:32 PM 31 701 0.19
49 63 LITTLE GIRL GONE ID 8:00 PM 60 775 0.17
37 58 A DEADLY DIVORCE ID 9:00 PM 60 886 0.18
32 33 FATAL VOWS ID 10:00 PM 60 1019 0.24
51 40 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED PREM: GIVE ME MY BABY LMN 8:00 PM 120 773 0.22
49 33 MOVIE- LFT ACQUIRED RPT: CRADLE SWAPPING LMN 10:00 PM 120 775 0.24
94 79 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN7 MTV 8:30 PM 30 353 0.15
89 63 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN3 MTV 9:00 PM 30 416 0.17
90 79 RIDICULOUSNESS SSN9 MTV 10:30 PM 30 385 0.15
23 46 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1225 0.21
19 40 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:30 PM 30 1302 0.22
31 71 HENRY DANGER NICK 9:00 PM 30 1054 0.16
33 99 THUNDERMANS NICK 9:30 PM 30 1007 0.13
60 79 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 699 0.15
67 79 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 659 0.15
48 40 IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 60 783 0.22
68 40 BAD MOMS SHO 9:00 PM 100 649 0.22
69 63 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 639 0.17
57 63 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 709 0.17
65 58 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 667 0.18
71 58 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 623 0.18
74 55 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 583 0.19
73 55 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 599 0.19
83 71 SYFY MOVIE: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL SYFY 8:30 PM 160 524 0.16
13 12 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1431 0.41
9 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1609 0.48
6 6 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1808 0.54
3 2 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2019 0.62
4 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2016 0.61
5 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1948 0.60
55 71 SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 60 737 0.16
58 90 NATE & JEREMIAH BY DESIGN TLC 9:00 PM 61 706 0.14
25 14 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN TNT 8:00 PM 135 1173 0.36
61 38 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: EAGLE EYE TNT 10:15 PM 150 686 0.23
88 71 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 8:00 PM 60 433 0.16
78 46 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 553 0.21
76 58 DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 60 571 0.18
99 90 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 315 0.14
99 90 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 315 0.14
96 79 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 342 0.15
93 79 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 354 0.15
98 79 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 333 0.15
66 90 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 661 0.14
79 30 LIGA MX SAT: TIGRES / MONTERREY (0.27 HH, 0.21 A18-34) UDN 7:56 PM 120 545 0.25
61 16 LIGA MX: TOLUCA / SANTOS (0.36 HH, 0.26 A18-34) UDN 9:56 PM 127 686 0.33
11 25 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1461 0.27
15 27 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1409 0.26
21 30 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1281 0.25

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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