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Saturday Final Nationals: Prime Time a TV Wasteland on Holiday Weekend

Television was scarcely an option for Americans on the Saturday night of a Memorial Day weekend. CBS managed to be the most-watched network in prime time with a mere 2.79 million viewers. A rerun telecast of the 2013 movie “Fast & Furious 6” put NBC in the winner’s circle in adults 18-49 (0.6 rating/3 share) and adults 25-54 (0.8/3),

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Saturday, May 27, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.5/3 2176 0.2/2 0.3/2 0.5/2
8:00 To Tell the Truth (r) 252 93 1.6/4 2350 0.2/2 0.3/2 0.5/2
9:00 To Tell the Truth (rs) 251 91 1.5/3 2215 0.2/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
10:00 20/20 Saturday (r) 257 90 1.4/3 1964 0.2/1 0.3/2 0.4/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.9/4 2793 0.1/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Crimetime Saturday Scorpion (r) 255 93 1.5/3 2236 0.1/1 0.3/1 0.4/2
9:00 48 Hours (rs) 255 93 1.9/4 2748 0.1/1 0.3/2 0.5/2
10:00 48 Hours (r) 255 93 2.4/5 3395 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.7/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.3/3 2278 0.3/2 0.6/3 0.8/3
8:00 Movie Fast & Furious 6 (2013) 244 92 1.3/3 2278 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 1.5/3 2210 0.5/3 0.6/3
7:12 Baseball Night in America Chicago Cubs @ L.A. Dodgers or N.Y. Mets @ Pittsburgh or Baltimore @ Houston (thru 10:17) 255 93 1.4/3 2262 0.4/3 0.5/3 0.6/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/2 1310 0.6/3
7:00 Fútbol Central (s) 0.4/1 773 0.3/2
7:48 Partido Amistoso Mexico vs. Croacia (s) 0.8/2 1450 0.6/3
10:09 Fútbol MLS San Jose vs. L.A. Galaxy (s) (thru 12:09 a.m.) 0.4/1 692 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 638 0.2/1
6:00 Cine Imperio de Asesinos (2009) 0.2/1 366 0.1/1
8:00 Cine El Circo (1942) 0.4/1 721 0.2/1
10:00 Los Mosqueteros (thru 11:04) 0.3/1 467 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.3/1 687 0.2/2 0.2/1
8:00 Cine Shrek Forever After (2010) (preliminary) 0.4/1 873 0.3/2 0.3/2
9:00 Guerra de Idolos (preliminary) 0.3/1 629 0.2/1 0.2/1
10:00 Guerra de Idolos (preliminary) 0.3/1 559 0.2/1 0.2/1

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 5/27/17

Baseball Night in America: Chicago Cubs @ L.A. Dodgers or N.Y. Mets @ Pittsburgh or Baltimore @ Houston” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/3
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/4

For the entire week of May 22-28, 2017 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up +3 percent in viewership (0.804 million vs. 0.784 million) and up +1 percent among Adults 18-49 (480,000 vs. 473,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down -20 percent in viewership (0.804 million vs. 1.011 million) and down -20 percent among Adults 18-49 (480,000 vs. 601,000) from the same week one year ago (May 23-29, 2016). (http://programminginsider.com/?p=17275)







Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
8:00 Dragon Ball Super (r) 0.41 659 0.20 255
8:30 Bob’s Burgers (r) 0.40 668 0.22 286
9:00 Rick & Morty (r) 0.46 738 0.27 342
9:30 Rick & Morty (r) 0.54 852 0.32 405
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 Family Guy (r) 0.68 1096 0.42 543
10:30 Family Guy (r) 0.80 1294 0.58 741

Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017











Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
11:00 Samurai Jack (r) 1031 0.47 606
11:30 Samurai Jack (r) 939 0.42 545
12:00a Samurai Jack (r) 888 0.40 519
12:30a Samurai Jack (r) 843 0.39 495
1:00a Samurai Jack (r) 786 0.37 481
ProgrammingInsider.com
1:30a Samurai Jack (r) 841 0.42 534
2:00a Samurai Jack (r) 784 0.36 468
2:30a Samurai Jack (r) 704 0.32 415
3:00a Samurai Jack (r) 681 0.32 408
3:30a Samurai Jack (r) 642 0.28 355





Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
4:00a Rick & Morty (r) 575 0.25 316
4:30a Rick & Morty (r) 581 0.25 325
ProgrammingInsider.com
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 629 0.26 338
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 591 0.29 369

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Cable Rankings – Saturday 5/27/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, May 27:

* 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 61 LIVE PD AC A&E 8:00 PM 60 642 0.17
40 29 LIVE PD A&E 9:03 PM 177 752 0.22
52 39 DRAGON BALL SUPER ADSM 8:00 PM 30 659 0.20
50 29 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 8:30 PM 30 668 0.22
43 19 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:00 PM 30 738 0.27
34 13 RICK & MORTY ADSM 9:30 PM 30 852 0.32
22 6 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1096 0.42
13 2 FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1294 0.58
30 15 SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: JURASSIC PARK AMC 8:00 PM 180 885 0.30
87 84 RIVER MONSTERS APL 8:00 PM 60 415 0.13
78 73 RIVER MONSTERS APL 9:01 PM 60 492 0.15
80 73 RIVER MONSTERS APL 10:01 PM 60 460 0.15
77 73 DOCTOR WHO BBCA 9:00 PM 65 494 0.15
90 80 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: NUTTY PROFESSOR II: THE KLUMPS BET 8:00 PM 150 399 0.14
97 68 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: HOUSE PARTY BET 10:30 PM 177 352 0.16
89 68 BRAVO MOVIE: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION BRAVO 7:30 PM 130 402 0.16
93 68 BRAVO MOVIE: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION BRAVO 9:40 PM 130 387 0.16
94 44 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: DUE DATE CMDY 8:00 PM 120 371 0.19
86 29 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: OFFICE SPACE CMDY 10:00 PM 120 427 0.22
49 84 EIGHTIES CNN 8:00 PM 120 680 0.13
83 84 FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 60 448 0.13
81 73 FAST N LOUD DISC 10:00 PM 60 459 0.15
63 84 MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISJR 7:25 PM 50 587 0.13
72 94 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:15 PM 25 536 0.12
71 94 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:40 PM 25 540 0.12
75 94 PJ MASKS DISJR 9:05 PM 25 528 0.12
66 80 PJ MASKS SHORTS DISJR 9:30 PM 15 572 0.14
65 84 MECH-X4 DSNY 8:00 PM 30 576 0.13
29 49 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DSNY 9:00 PM 100 909 0.18
33 73 ANDI MACK DSNY 10:40 PM 25 853 0.15
58 44 MOVIES WE LOVE: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY E! 8:00 PM 155 601 0.19
59 27 MOVIES WE LOVE: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY E! 10:35 PM 152 597 0.23
36 49 COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONALS: OREGON / KENTUCKY (0.51 HH, 0.13 A18-34) ESPN 7:35 PM 108 805 0.18
39 29 COLLEGE SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONALS: ARIZONA / BAYLOR (0.45 HH, 0.17 A18-34) ESPN 9:23 PM 114 764 0.22
42 35 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 743 0.21
38 27 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 783 0.23
37 23 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 60 801 0.25
1 94 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2080 0.12
24 8 SATURDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER / GOBLET FRFM 5:30 PM 210 1048 0.40
35 11 SATURDAY MOVIE: HARRY POTTER / HALF-BLOOD FRFM 9:00 PM 210 815 0.35
26 12 FX MOVIE PRIME: THOR: THE DARK WORLD FX 8:00 PM 150 956 0.33
51 20 FX MOVIE LATE: THOR: THE DARK WORLD FX 10:30 PM 150 664 0.26
2 49 HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE: ALL FOR LOVE HALL 9:00 PM 120 2007 0.18
31 15 STORKS HBO 8:00 PM 87 877 0.30
61 23 X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO 9:30 PM 144 589 0.25
14 17 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1263 0.29
11 17 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1365 0.29
12 14 BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1350 0.31
17 44 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1195 0.19
18 39 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1192 0.20
20 49 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:03 PM 60 1104 0.18
32 49 MARRIED WITH SECRETS ID 8:00 PM 60 871 0.18
28 35 MARRIED WITH SECRETS ID 9:00 PM 60 924 0.21
25 20 FATAL VOWS ID 10:00 PM 60 1022 0.26
64 49 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: GIVE ME MY BABY LIF 8:00 PM 122 584 0.18
53 49 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: SEDUCED BY A STRANGER LIF 10:04 PM 118 655 0.18
76 73 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED RPT: MOMMY’S PRISON SECRET LMN 8:00 PM 120 518 0.15
82 80 MOVIE- LMN ACQUIRED RPT: GIVE ME MY BABY LMN 10:00 PM 120 453 0.14
27 94 11TH HOUR WITH BRIAN WILLIAMS MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 941 0.12
79 39 MTV MOVIES: PITCH PERFECT MTV 10:00 PM 150 469 0.20
73 94 DR. K’S EXOTIC ANIMAL ER NGWD 10:00 PM 60 534 0.12
20 29 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:00 PM 60 1104 0.22
19 29 HENRY DANGER NICK 9:00 PM 30 1126 0.22
23 35 HENRY DANGER NICK 9:30 PM 30 1091 0.21
44 44 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 737 0.19
48 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 682 0.18
57 84 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 616 0.13
70 84 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 24 558 0.13
68 84 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:24 PM 24 568 0.13
41 35 IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 60 749 0.21
47 49 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 703 0.18
55 61 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 638 0.17
60 49 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 592 0.18
67 44 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 569 0.19
95 73 SPIKE TV MOVIE: ROBOCOP (2014) SPIKE 10:00 PM 180 369 0.15
16 10 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1197 0.36
10 7 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1522 0.41
6 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1637 0.48
5 4 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 1700 0.51
4 3 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 1713 0.56
3 1 THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 1727 0.59
74 94 SAY YES TO THE DRESS: UK TLC 8:00 PM 60 531 0.12
15 9 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: DJANGO UNCHAINED TNT 8:00 PM 225 1198 0.38
69 39 GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 564 0.20
62 61 DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 60 588 0.17
99 68 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 325 0.16
96 61 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 356 0.17
92 61 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 389 0.17
88 61 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 404 0.17
85 49 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:00 PM 30 432 0.18
91 49 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 10:30 PM 30 397 0.18
56 84 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 617 0.13
46 68 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 732 0.16
45 61 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 734 0.17
84 39 SELECCION MEXICANA 5/27: MEXICO / CROACIA (0.22 HH, 0.18 A18-34) UDN 7:48 PM 141 440 0.20
9 23 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1525 0.25
8 23 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1550 0.25
7 20 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1629 0.26
98 80 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: SPACE JAM VH1 8:00 PM 120 340 0.14
100 84 R&R PICTURE SHOWS: BOYZ N THE HOOD VH1 10:00 PM 146 319 0.13

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. Do you have ratings for the 6pm and 6:30pm timeslots of Sonic Boom on Boomerang?