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Saturday Final Ratings: ESPN Doubles the Adults 18-49 of its Closest Network Competition and Wins Prime Time Demos

Approximately averaging a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 from 8-11 p.m. ET, ESPN (with NBA playoffs) was the top network within the demo on Saturday night. NBC (with NHL playoffs) and Fox (with NASCAR) each averaged about a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating to place runner-up in the data category.

ESPN was also tops among adults 18-34 (approx. 1.1 rating) and adults 25-54 (approx. 1.2 rating).

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Saturday, April 21:

American Idol (RP) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.988 million viewers
– 1.3/3 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.2/1 M25-54)

20/20 Saturday (R) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.695 million viewers
– 1.9/4 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)

Ransom (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.860 million viewers
– 1.8/4 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49 (0.3/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/2 M18-34)
– 0.4/2 A25-54 (0.4/2 F25-54, 0.4/2 M25-54)

Crimetime Saturday NCIS (R) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.352 million viewers
– 2.1/4 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

48 Hours (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.603 million viewers
– 2.4/5 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.4/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.7/2 A25-54 (0.8/3 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

NBC NHL Playoffs Pre-Game (NBC, 8:00 PM, 7 min.)
– 1.846 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.3/2 F18-49, 0.5/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.2/2 F18-34, 0.5/4 M18-34)
– 0.5/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Game 5: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (S) (NBC, 8:07 PM, 175 min.)
– 1.889 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.6/4 M18-34)
– 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.9/4 M25-54)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Toyota Owners 400 (S) (Fox, 6:47 PM, 194 min.)
– 3.033 million viewers
– 1.8/4 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.7/4 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 0.9/4 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 1.1/5 M25-54)

Monster Energy NASCAR Winners Circle (S) (Fox, 9:57 PM, 4 min.)
– 2.903 million viewers
– 1.7/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.6/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.4/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Monster Energy NASCAR Post Race (S) (Fox, 10:01 PM, 14 min.)
– 2.652 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.5/2 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.4/2 M18-34)
– 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 0.8/3 M25-54)

Como Dice el Dicho (Univision, 7:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.744 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

La Rosa de Guadalupe (Univision, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 1.132 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

La Rosa de Guadalupe (S) (Univision, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.090 million viewers
– 0.7/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Liga MX Cruz Azul vs. Monarcas (UniMás, 5:55 PM, 121 min.)
– 0.455 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Liga MX Monterrey vs. Lobos BUAP (UniMás, 7:56 PM, 121 min.)
– 0.500 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Liga MX Necaxa vs. Tigres UANL (UniMás, 9:57 PM, 129 min.)
– 0.609 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49

Cine Millonario Shark Tale (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.561 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.1/1 A18-34

Cine Millonario Spirit-Stallion (Telemundo, 8:30 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.754 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Detras de la Fama (S) (Telemundo, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.522 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.1/1 A18-34

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  • What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Saturday, April 21 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total total viewers, household and demo ratings in parentheses):

    Live PD Xtra (A&E, 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
    – 0.923 million viewers (#34)
    – 0.57 HH (#31)
    – 0.28 A18-49 (#24)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#20)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

    Live PD (A&E, 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
    – 1.858 million viewers (#4)
    – 1.10 HH (#4)
    – 0.58 A18-49 (#3)
    – 0.42 A18-34 (#6)
    – 0.81 A25-54 (#3)

    The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.588 million viewers (#65)
    – 0.37 HH (#63)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#20)
    – 0.19 A25-54 (#59)

    Family Guy (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.771 million viewers (#46)
    – 0.50 HH (#42)
    – 0.34 A18-49 (#18)
    – 0.40 A18-34 (#8)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#32)

    Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.823 million viewers (#38)
    – 0.53 HH (#36)
    – 0.36 A18-49 (#16)
    – 0.40 A18-34 (#8)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.786 million viewers (#42)
    – 0.53 HH (#36)
    – 0.35 A18-49 (#17)
    – 0.41 A18-34 (#7)
    – 0.30 A25-54 (#32)

    Family Guy (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 1.009 million viewers (#21)
    – 0.65 HH (#23)
    – 0.43 A18-49 (#11)
    – 0.51 A18-34 (#4)
    – 0.37 A25-54 (#17)

    Dragon Ball Super (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.953 million viewers (#32)
    – 0.62 HH (#26)
    – 0.45 A18-49 (#9)
    – 0.59 A18-34 (#3)
    – 0.39 A25-54 (#16)

    The Zoo (APL, 9:00 PM, 61 min.)
    – 0.957 million viewers (#28)
    – 0.61 HH (#27)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#38)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#47)

    BET Movie of the Week Concussion (BET, 8:00 PM, 137 min.)
    – 0.411 million viewers (#83)
    – 0.27 HH (#82)
    – 0.11 A18-49 (#99)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.13 A25-54 (#92)

    CNN Newsroom (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.723 million viewers (#52)
    – 0.51 HH (#39)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#77)
    – 0.04 A18-34 (#99)
    – 0.16 A25-54 (#75)

    CNN Newsroom (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.689 million viewers (#56)
    – 0.49 HH (#43)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#88)
    – 0.03 A18-34 (#100)
    – 0.16 A25-54 (#75)

    NBA Playoffs-1st Round Western Conference Game 3: Houston Rockets at Minnesota Timberwolves (ESPN, 7:36 PM, 149 min.)
    – 2.808 million viewers (#2)
    – 1.74 HH (#2)
    – 1.08 A18-49 (#2)
    – 1.02 A18-34 (#2)
    – 1.13 A25-54 (#2)

    NBA Playoffs-1st Round Western Conference Game 3: Oklahoma City Thunder at Utah Jazz (ESPN, 10:05 PM, 152 min.)
    – 3.394 million viewers (#1)
    – 2.13 HH (#1)
    – 1.38 A18-49 (#1)
    – 1.38 A18-34 (#1)
    – 1.41 A25-54 (#1)

    Man v Food (FOOD, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.748 million viewers (#50)
    – 0.49 HH (#43)
    – 0.24 A18-49 (#31)
    – 0.15 A18-34 (#38)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    Man v Food (FOOD, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.674 million viewers (#57)
    – 0.42 HH (#53)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.28 A25-54 (#37)

    Justice with Judge Jeanine (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 2.018 million viewers (#3)
    – 1.35 HH (#3)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#88)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#96)
    – 0.26 A25-54 (#40)

    The Greg Gutfeld Show (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.554 million viewers (#9)
    – 1.06 HH (#7)
    – 0.14 A18-49 (#71)
    – 0.06 A18-34 (#96)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#47)

    UFC Fight Night Prelim (FS1, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
    – 0.561 million viewers (#67)
    – 0.35 HH (#69)
    – 0.22 A18-49 (#33)
    – 0.16 A18-34 (#35)
    – 0.27 A25-54 (#39)

    UFC Fight Night Barboza vs. Lee (FS1, 10:00 PM, 200 min.)
    – 0.956 million viewers (#29)
    – 0.55 HH (#34)
    – 0.42 A18-49 (#12)
    – 0.39 A18-34 (#10)
    – 0.45 A25-54 (#11)

    War for the Planet of the Apes (HBO, 8:00 PM, 140 min.)
    – 1.663 million viewers (#7)
    – 0.95 HH (#10)
    – 0.47 A18-49 (#7)
    – 0.25 A18-34 (#20)
    – 0.64 A25-54 (#6)

    Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.446 million viewers (#11)
    – 0.98 HH (#9)
    – 0.25 A18-49 (#30)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#52)
    – 0.34 A25-54 (#24)

    20/20 on ID Presents: Homicide (ID, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.962 million viewers (#26)
    – 0.68 HH (#22)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.09 A18-34 (#77)
    – 0.31 A25-54 (#27)

    The Killer Beside Me (ID, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 1.175 million viewers (#19)
    – 0.82 HH (#17)
    – 0.27 A18-49 (#27)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#65)
    – 0.41 A25-54 (#13)

    Star Falls (NAN, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
    – 0.597 million viewers (#63)
    – 0.36 HH (#66)
    – 0.17 A18-49 (#54)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#44)
    – 0.17 A25-54 (#68)

    Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.570 million viewers (#66)
    – 0.42 HH (#53)
    – 0.15 A18-49 (#64)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 (SHO, 9:00 PM, 19 min.)
    – 0.301 million viewers (#93)
    – 0.19 HH (#92)
    – 0.13 A18-49 (#77)
    – 0.07 A18-34 (#92)
    – 0.15 A25-54 (#80)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 Gervonta Davis vs. Jesus Cuellar (SHO, 9:19 PM, 15 min.)
    – 0.460 million viewers (#79)
    – 0.29 HH (#78)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.11 A18-34 (#65)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 (SHO, 9:34 PM, 20 min.)
    – 0.455 million viewers (#81)
    – 0.29 HH (#78)
    – 0.18 A18-49 (#50)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#73)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 Jermall Charlo vs. Hugo Centeno Jr. (SHO, 9:54 PM, 8 min.)
    – 0.545 million viewers (#72)
    – 0.34 HH (#70)
    – 0.21 A18-49 (#38)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.25 A25-54 (#42)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 (SHO, 10:02 PM, 19 min.)
    – 0.518 million viewers (#77)
    – 0.34 HH (#70)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.12 A18-34 (#58)
    – 0.24 A25-54 (#47)

    Showtime Championship Boxing: 2018 Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas (SHO, 10:21 PM, 54 min.)
    – 0.782 million viewers (#44)
    – 0.51 HH (#39)
    – 0.29 A18-49 (#22)
    – 0.13 A18-34 (#52)
    – 0.35 A25-54 (#22)

    Trading Spaces (TLC, 8:00 PM, 65 min.)
    – 1.269 million viewers (#16)
    – 0.81 HH (#18)
    – 0.31 A18-49 (#20)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#44)
    – 0.43 A25-54 (#12)

    Nate & Jeremiah By Design (TLC, 9:05 PM, 62 min.)
    – 0.976 million viewers (#23)
    – 0.69 HH (#21)
    – 0.16 A18-49 (#60)
    – 0.10 A18-34 (#73)
    – 0.22 A25-54 (#51)

    Ghost Adventures Pop-Ups (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
    – 0.521 million viewers (#76)
    – 0.31 HH (#77)
    – 0.19 A18-49 (#43)
    – 0.14 A18-34 (#44)
    – 0.25 A25-54 (#42)

    Liga MX 2 Sat Necaxa vs. Tigres (UDN, 9:58 PM, 128 min.)
    – 0.268 million viewers (#99)
    – 0.16 HH (#97)
    – 0.12 A18-49 (#88)
    – 0.08 A18-34 (#87)
    – 0.13 A25-54 (#92)

    For the entire week of April 16-22, 2018 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is down 1.6 percent in viewership (734,000 vs. 746,000) and down 2.6 percent among Adults 18-49 (459,000 vs. 471,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 10.1 percent in viewership (734,000 vs. 816,000) and down 9.4 percent among Adults 18-49 (459,000 vs. 506,000) from the same week one year ago (April 17-23, 2017).

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  • Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018












    Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
    (000)
    A1849
    rating
    A1849
    (000)
    10:30 Dragon Ball Super 953 0.45 585
    11:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 790 0.38 486
    11:30 Fooly Cooly (r) 579 0.27 354
    12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 512 0.24 308
    12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 472 0.23 293
    1:00a Black Clover 452 0.22 288
    ProgrammingInsider.com
    1:30a Hunter X Hunter (r) 415 0.20 255
    2:00a Naruto: Shippuden (r) 398 0.19 243
    2:30a Space Dandy (r) 341 0.16 202
    3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 333 0.15 198
    3:30a Ghost In Shell: 2nd Gig (r) 323 0.16 203

    Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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    1. I’m curious, what are the ratings for Henry Danger aired at 8PM on Nickelodeon please? Thanks

      • Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 4/21/18 8:00-9:00 p.m.)
        – 758,000 viewers
        – 0.14 adults 18-49 rating