Posted in:

Saturday Final Nationals: White House Correspondents Dinner on Cable News Networks Nearly Doubles its Viewership Year-to-Year

CBS was tops on Saturday night in total viewers (4.79 million). TNT, with coverage of Game 1 of the 2016 Western Conference Semifinal between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder, won among all key demos: approximately, a 1.3 rating in each adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and adults 25-54.

President Obama’s final White House Correspondents Dinner that featured Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore as guest emcee drew 4.9 million viewers on the three cable news networks: CNN (3.019 million), Fox News (1.143 million), and MSNBC (737,000). This marked an 88 percent increase from the previous year’s White House dinner on Apr. 25, 2015 with SNL’s Cecily Strong as emcee (2.6 million).

For mobile users, you may scroll this table horizontally.




















Programming Insider Saturday, April 30, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.3/2 1851 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
9:00 Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years (r) 0.9/2 1390 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
10:00 20/20 Saturday 1.6/3 2313 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.2/6 4792 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
8:00 Crimetime Saturday: NCIS (r) 2.8/6 4430 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.7/2
9:00 Crimetime Saturday: NCIS: New Orleans (r) 3.2/6 4789 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.8/3
10:00 48 Hours 3.5/7 5156 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/3 2422 0.7/4 0.9/4 1.0/3
8:00 NHL Pre-Game (s) 1.2/3 2096 0.6/3 0.6/3 0.7/3
8:22 NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 2 Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals (thru 10:59) (s) 1.4/3 2537 0.8/4 0.9/4 1.0/3
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1619 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
8:00 Premier Boxing Champions Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz (welterweights) (thru 10:19) 1.1/2 1619 0.3/2 0.4/2 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.6/1 951 0.3/1
5:55 Fútbol Mexicano: América vs. Monterrey (s) (thru 7:54) 0.6/1 1041 0.5/3
8:00 Diversion a Toda Madre Eugenio Derbez (s) 0.5/1 815 0.4/1
9:00 Sal y Pimienta (thru 11:00) 0.6/2 1018 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 733 0.2/1
7:00 Cine Gran Hotel 0.4/1 707 0.2/1
9:00 Cine La Sombra (thru 11:00) 0.4/1 698 0.2/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 4/30/16

20/20 Saturday” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

48 Hours” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

NHL Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 2: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Washington Capitals” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 1.0/6
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/5

Premier Boxing Champions: Andre Berto vs. Victor Ortiz (welterweights)” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.3/1
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

NBA Western Conference Semifinal Game 1: Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.71
Men 18-34: 2.08
Women 18-49: 0.81
Men 18-49: 2.02

Outlander” (Starz)
Women 18-34: 0.11
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.34
Men 18-49: 0.19

For the entire week of April 25-May 1, 2016 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is down -8 percent in total viewership (1.010 million vs. 1.094 million) from one week earlier; the network is also down -5 percent in total viewership (1.010 million vs. 1.062 million) from the same week one year ago (April 27-May 3, 2015). (http://programminginsider.com/?p=7773)









Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A18-49
rating
8:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai (r) 0.45 778 0.25
8:30 King of the Hill (r) 0.39 620 0.20
9:00 King of the Hill (r) 0.49 782 0.30
9:30 The Cleveland Show (r) 0.58 948 0.41
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 The Cleveland Show (r) 0.70 1188 0.51
10:30 American Dad (r) 0.86 1397 0.64
11:00 Family Guy (r) 1867 0.86
11:30 Family Guy (r) 1865 0.87

Toonami_Logo_2014

Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016








Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
12:00a Dragon Ball Z Kai 1416 0.64 815
12:30a Dimension W 1203 0.54 691
1:00a Hunter X Hunter 1056 0.47 591
1:30a Samurai Champloo 1005 0.44 557
ProgrammingInsider.com
2:00a Naruto: Shippuden 954 0.42 527
2:30a One Piece 779 0.35 443
3:00a Parasyte: The Maxim (r) 678 0.32 409






Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
3:30a The Cleveland Show (r) 671 0.32
4:00a The Cleveland Show (r) 689 0.34
ProgrammingInsider.com
4:30a American Dad (r) 777 0.40
5:00a King of the Hill (r) 723 0.36
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 690 0.33

Cable Rankings – Saturday 04/30/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, April 30:

* Viewers in thousands
Rank Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
61 DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADSM 8:00 PM 30 778 0.3
83 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 620 0.2
60 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 30 782 0.3
49 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 948 0.4
37 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1188 0.5
24 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1397 0.6
84 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 618 0.2
67 FIRST 48 AC A&E 9:00 PM 61 735 0.2
74 FIRST 48 AC A&E 10:01 PM 62 657 0.2
87 AMC PREMIERE MOVIE: CHRONICLES OF NARNIA LION AMC 8:00 PM 180 609 0.2
75 MY CAT FROM HELL APL 7:00 PM 61 651 0.2
58 MY CAT FROM HELL APL 8:01 PM 62 863 0.2
54 DR. JEFF: ROCKY MOUNTAIN APL 9:03 PM 63 895 0.2
65 DR. JEFF: EXTRA DOSE APL 10:06 PM 62 739 0.1
96 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET 8:00 PM 120 537 0.2
16 WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: 2016 (1.08 HH) CNN 8:00 PM 60 1609 0.2
10 WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: 2016 (1.29 HH) CNN 9:00 PM 60 1934 0.3
2 WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: 2016 (1.93 HH) CNN 10:00 PM 60 3019 0.5
44 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 8:00 PM 60 1050 0.2
34 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 9:00 PM 60 1218 0.3
35 ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE DISC 10:00 PM 60 1201 0.3
89 MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND DISJR 8:00 PM 25 607 0.2
94 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 10:30 PM 25 541 0.1
3 FROZEN DSNY 8:00 PM 105 2783 0.7
8 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 9:45 PM 25 2064 0.5
14 KIRBY BUCKETS DSNY 10:10 PM 25 1648 0.4
22 KIRBY BUCKETS DSNY 10:35 PM 25 1470 0.3
86 SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 PM 60 615 0.3
57 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 871 0.3
64 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 743 0.2
62 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 60 769 0.3
27 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1316 0.1
28 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1315 0.1
41 WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER: 2016 (0.77 HH) FOXNC 10:00 PM 87 1143 0.1
53 SATURDAY MOVIE: THE HUNGER GAMES FRFM 5:15 PM 195 901 0.3
18 SATURDAY MOVIE: HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE FRFM 8:30 PM 210 1577 0.6
26 FX MOVIE PRIME: BATTLESHIP FX 8:00 PM 180 1338 0.4
79 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:00 PM 30 628 0.1
91 FAMILY FEUD (HARVEY) GSN 9:30 PM 30 581 0.1
42 HALLMARK MOVIE: HARVEST MOON HALL 7:00 PM 120 1076 0.2
40 HALLMARK MOVIE: ALL THINGS VALENTINE HALL 9:00 PM 120 1149 0.1
82 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME (0.40 HH) HBO 8:01 PM 148 624 0.2
33 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 8:00 PM 60 1231 0.3
25 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1356 0.3
21 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1473 0.4
31 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 59 1257 0.2
32 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:02 PM 59 1254 0.2
45 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:01 PM 62 1040 0.2
72 UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ID 8:00 PM 60 671 0.2
70 UNUSUAL SUSPECTS ID 9:00 PM 60 692 0.1
59 SCORNED: LOVE KILLS ID 10:00 PM 60 834 0.2
85 THE VIRGINIAN INSP 8:00 PM 90 616 0.0
99 THE VIRGINIAN INSP 9:30 PM 90 517 0.0
36 MOVIE: SEDUCED (2016) LIF 8:00 PM 122 1189 0.3
71 MOVIE: BAD BEHAVIOR LIF 10:02 PM 120 673 0.2
81 MOVIE: THE WRONG GIRL (2015) LMN 8:00 PM 120 627 0.2
73 MOVIE: THE WRONG WOMAN LMN 10:00 PM 120 670 0.2
66 MSNBC SPECIAL COVERAGE: WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS DINNER MSNBC 9:00 PM 129 737 0.1
48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 961 0.2
51 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 924 0.2
100 DRUGS, INC. NGC 9:00 PM 60 516 0.2
12 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 1827 0.4
23 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 8:30 PM 30 1414 0.3
29 BELLA AND THE BULLDOGS NICK 9:00 PM 30 1309 0.3
39 GAME SHAKERS NICK 9:30 PM 30 1164 0.2
69 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:00 PM 30 700 0.2
77 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 8:30 PM 30 640 0.2
93 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:00 PM 30 555 0.1
97 BUBBLE GUPPIES NKJR 9:30 PM 30 530 0.1
98 BLAZE NKJR 10:23 PM 24 519 0.1
108 FOR PEETES SAKE OWN 9:00 PM 60 479 0.1
30 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 1293 0.4
42 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 1076 0.4
46 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 996 0.3
52 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 911 0.3
55 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 878 0.3
49 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 948 0.3
90 INTERSTITIAL BREAK STARZ 8:57 PM 5 586 0.1
38 OUTLANDER STARZ 9:02 PM 57 1165 0.3
68 SYFY MOVIE: THE LONE RANGER SYFY 9:00 PM 180 706 0.2
20 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1537 0.6
11 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1878 0.7
7 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 2204 0.8
4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2306 0.8
6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2273 0.8
5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2291 0.8
56 DATELINE: REAL LIFE MYSTERIES TLC 8:00 PM 60 874 0.2
47 DATELINE ON TLC TLC 9:00 PM 60 963 0.2
63 DATELINE ON TLC TLC 10:00 PM 60 760 0.2
13 NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME SHOW (1.07 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 30 1680 0.7
1 NBA PLAYOFFS GAME 1: OKLAHOMA CITY / SAN ANTONIO (2.24 HH) TNT 8:30 PM 146 3576 1.4
9 INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 10:56 PM 46 1981 0.8
95 DEADLY POSSESSIONS TRAV 9:00 PM 60 538 0.2
76 DEAD FILES TRAV 10:00 PM 60 646 0.2
79 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 628 0.1
88 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 608 0.1
78 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 632 0.1
15 NCIS USA 8:00 PM 60 1611 0.3
19 NCIS USA 9:00 PM 60 1562 0.3
17 NCIS USA 10:00 PM 60 1580 0.4
92 BLUE BLOODS WGNA 10:00 PM 60 557 0.1

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.

1656 posts

4 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Do you have Jimmy Houston Outdoors at 6 am and Sport Fishing Television at 8:30 am on Destination America?

    • Jimmy Houston Outdoors (Destination America, 4/30 6:00-6:30 a.m.) 73,000 viewers; 0.03 adults 18-49 rating

      Sport Fishing Television (Destination America, 4/30 8:30-9:00 a.m.) 30,000 viewers; 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

  2. Can I please have ‘The Artful Detective’ (Ovation) and ‘Sam’s Garage’ (Velocity)? Thank you!

    • The Artful Detective (Ovation, 4/30 7:00-8:00 p.m.) 182,000 viewers; 0.01 adults 18-49 rating

      Sam’s Garage (Velocity, 4/30 9:00-9:30 a.m.) 151,000 viewers; 0.049 adults 18-49 rating