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Saturday Cable Final Nationals: Titans-Chiefs on ESPN Tops the Day but Least-Watched NFL Playoff Game in Six Years

Combined with its ABC simulcast (15.96 million), the AFC Wild Card Game between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs drew 22.11 million viewers on ABC and ESPN — the least-watched NFL playoff game since 2012 (Cincinnati at Tennessee on NBC: 21.9 million).

(Source: Sports Media Watch)

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s top ten cable telecasts in total viewers and adults 18-49 as well as selected other programs on Saturday, January 6 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total viewers and adults 18-49 in parentheses):

Live PD Xtra 30 Roll Call (A&E, 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
– 1.064 million viewers (#80)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#70)

Live PD 86 Live PD (A&E, 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 1.902 million viewers (#12)
– 0.62 A18-49 (#4)

Dragon Ball Super (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.971 million viewers (#105)
– 0.46 A18-49 (#15)

Dragon Ball Z Kai/Final (ADSM, 11:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.869 million viewers (#159)
– 0.40 A18-49 (#25)

Black Clover (ADSM, 11:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.642 million viewers (#363)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#58)

Jojo’s Adv Stardust (ADSM, 12:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 0.530 million viewers (#481)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#98)

Mobile Suit Gundam: I.B.O. (ADSM, 12:30 AM, 30 min.)
– 0.462 million viewers (#581)
– 0.24 A18-49 (#144)

Smerconish (CNN, 9:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.981 million viewers (#102)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#335)

Smerconish (CNN, 10:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.937 million viewers (#122)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#369)

CNN Newsroom (CNN, 11:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.938 million viewers (#121)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#383)

CNN Newsroom (CNN, 12:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.906 million viewers (#137)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#316)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, 10:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.713 million viewers (#292)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#101)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, 11:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.798 million viewers (#217)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#90)

NFL Countdown (ESPN, 12:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.991 million viewers (#100)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#36)

College Basketball Regular Season North Carolina/Virginia (ESPN, 1:00 PM, 111 min.)
– 1.297 million viewers (#51)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#28)

NFL Countdown (ESPN, 2:51 PM, 89 min.)
– 1.704 million viewers (#18)
– 0.55 A18-49 (#7)

NFL Wildcard Tennessee/Kansas City (ESPN, 4:20 PM, 220 min.)
– 6.152 million viewers (#1)
– 1.98 A18-49 (#1)

Sportscenter Weekend-PM (ESPN, 8:00 PM, 9 min.)
– 2.713 million viewers (#3)
– 0.87 A18-49 (#2)

College Basketball Regular Season Duke/Nc State (ESPN, 8:09 PM, 132 min.)
– 1.220 million viewers (#56)
– 0.36 A18-49 (#33)

NFL Prime Time (ESPN, 12:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.751 million viewers (#260)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#74)

Sportscenter 1AM (ESPN, 1:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.631 million viewers (#374)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#64)

Sportscenter Morning (ESPN, 2:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.568 million viewers (#438)
– 0.27 A18-49 (#98)

NCAA Football North Dakota St/James Madison (ESPN2, 12:00 PM, 198 min.)
– 1.515 million viewers (#28)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#48)

College Basketball Regular Season Oklahoma/West Virginia (ESPN2, 7:19 PM, 137 min.)
– 0.904 million viewers (#138)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#148)

Pioneer Woman Wu-1712H (FOOD, 10:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.415 million viewers (#37)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#68)

The Kitchen Kc-1511H (FOOD, 11:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 1.379 million viewers (#42)
– 0.31 A18-49 (#57)

Valerie’s Home Cooking Vb-0707H (FOOD, 12:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.150 million viewers (#66)
– 0.26 A18-49 (#103)

Baked In Vermont Vp-0101H (FOOD, 12:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.959 million viewers (#110)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#151)

Fox & Friends Saturday (FOXNC, 6:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 1.034 million viewers (#87)
– 0.10 A18-49 (#749)

Fox & Friends Saturday (FOXNC, 7:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 1.329 million viewers (#47)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#639)

Fox & Friends Saturday (FOXNC, 8:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 1.958 million viewers (#8)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#325)

Fox & Friends Saturday (FOXNC, 9:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 2.021 million viewers (#5)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#322)

Bulls & Bears (FOXNC, 10:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.691 million viewers (#19)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#413)

Cavuto On Business (FOXNC, 10:30 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.609 million viewers (#22)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#413)

Forbes On Fox (FOXNC, 11:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.549 million viewers (#26)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#383)

Cashin In (FOXNC, 11:30 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.475 million viewers (#33)
– 0.16 A18-49 (#383)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 12:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.509 million viewers (#29)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#527)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 1:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.153 million viewers (#63)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#582)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 2:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.155 million viewers (#62)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#628)

Journal Editorial Report (FOXNC, 3:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.034 million viewers (#87)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#646)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 4:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.953 million viewers (#114)
– 0.10 A18-49 (#760)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 5:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.963 million viewers (#108)
– 0.08 A18-49 (#866)

America’s News HQ (FOXNC, 6:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.940 million viewers (#119)
– 0.08 A18-49 (#845)

Fox Report Saturday (FOXNC, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.002 million viewers (#96)
– 0.08 A18-49 (#845)

Watters World (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.478 million viewers (#32)
– 0.11 A18-49 (#684)

Justice with Judge Jeanine (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.732 million viewers (#16)
– 0.09 A18-49 (#805)

Greg Gutfeld Show (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.447 million viewers (#36)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#498)

Saturday Movie (P) Lion King II: Simba Pride (FRFM, 11:05 PM, 115 min.)
– 0.933 million viewers (#126)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#37)

Hallmark Original Movie (P) Love On The Slopes (HALL, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.797 million viewers (#2)
– 0.35 A18-49 (#35)

Home United (P) Hmeun-101Zh (HGTV, 10:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 0.940 million viewers (#119)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#159)

House Hunters Renovation Hhutr-1208H (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.295 million viewers (#52)
– 0.32 A18-49 (#51)

Log Cabin Living Hlclv-510H (HGTV, 11:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.153 million viewers (#63)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#66)

Log Cabin Living Hlclv-505H (HGTV, 11:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.269 million viewers (#54)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#66)

Your Worst Nightmare (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.014 million viewers (#93)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#114)

Movie- Co Pro Premiere (P) A Tale Of Two Coreys (LIF, 8:00 PM, 122 min.)
– 0.885 million viewers (#149)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#75)

Lifetime Special (P) Corey Feldman: Moment Of Truth (LIF, 10:02 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.795 million viewers (#220)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#81)

AM Joy (P) (MSNBC, 10:00 AM, 120 min.)
– 1.314 million viewers (#49)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#483)

MSNBC Live with A. Witt (P) (MSNBC, 12:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.073 million viewers (#79)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#407)

Velshi & Ruhle (P) (MSNBC, 12:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.886 million viewers (#148)
– 0.12 A18-49 (#601)

Two And A Half Men 313-Humiliation Is A Visual Medium (NAN, 1:00 AM, 32 min.)
– 0.699 million viewers (#306)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#71)

Two And A Half Men 314-Love Isnt Blind, Its Retarded (NAN, 1:32 AM, 32 min.)
– 0.633 million viewers (#371)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#93)

Incredible Dr Pol (P) Whats Moo With Ewe (NGWD, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.985 million viewers (#101)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#437)

Thundermans 417 – Zs All That (NICK, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.152 million viewers (#65)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#218)

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn 401 – Dude Wheres My School (NICK, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.078 million viewers (#76)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#232)

Say Yes To The Dress (P) (TLC, 8:00 PM, 63 min.)
– 1.141 million viewers (#68)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#62)

Four Weddings (P) (TLC, 9:03 PM, 122 min.)
– 0.757 million viewers (#254)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#165)

Ghost Adventures Episode 101 (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.703 million viewers (#302)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#68)

Falling Water (P) 201 Shadowman (USA, 10:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 0.279 million viewers (#974)
– 0.09 A18-49 (#776)

For the entire week of January 1-7, 2018 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 1.8 percent in viewership (830,000 vs. 815,000) and up 6.9 percent among Adults 18-49 (509,000 vs. 477,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 12.2 percent in viewership (830,000 vs. 945,000) and down 11.6 percent among Adults 18-49 (509,000 vs. 576,000) from the same week one year ago (January 2-8, 2017).

Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018












Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
10:30 Dragon Ball Super 971 0.46 589
11:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 869 0.40 511
11:30 Black Clover 642 0.31 396
12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 530 0.27 342
12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphana 462 0.24 303
ProgrammingInsider.com
1:00a Hunter X Hunter (r) 454 0.21 272
1:30a Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 427 0.20 261
2:00a Naruto: Shippuden (r) 384 0.18 230
2:30a Outlaw Star (r) 386 0.17 222
3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 407 0.19 245
3:30a Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig (r) 401 0.19 239

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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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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  • Sketch

    Could you post Family Guy’s 10PM ratings from Adult Swim? Thanks in advance.

    • Family Guy (Adult Swim, 1/06 10:00-10:30 p.m.)
      – 1,035,000 viewers
      – 0.47 adults 18-49 rating

  • Tyshaun Miles

    Douglas, do you have GSN’s Saturday Night lineup ratings numbers? Thanks in advance.

    • GSN on 1/06 in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating)

      7:00 p.m. Match Game 237,000 (0.04)
      7:30 p.m. Match Game 199,000 (0.02)
      8:00 p.m. Press Your Luck 173,000 (0.03)
      8:30 p.m. Press Your Luck 206,000 (0.02)
      9:00 p.m. Card Sharks 180,000 (0.02)
      9:30 p.m. Card Sharks 199,000 (0.03)
      10:00 p.m. Let’s Make a Deal 226,000 (0.02)
      10:30 p.m. Let’s Make a Deal 247,000 (0.01)

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (DFC, 1/06) in total viewers (adults 18-49 rating)

    10:00 a.m. 50,000 (0.01)
    10:30 a.m. 83,000 (0.02)
    11:00 a.m. 90,000 (0.02)
    11:30 a.m. 96,000 (0.02)

  • Do you have the combined 18-49 Rating for the Chiefs-Titans Game?

    • AFC Wild Card Game Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (ABC/ESPN, 1/06 4:20-8:00 p.m.)
      – 22,112,000 viewers
      – 6.16 adults 18-49 rating