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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Better Call Saul’ Return on AMC Tops Cable Scripted Telecasts Despite Down One-Third from Prior Year

NBC was Monday night’s all-around winner. The network was No. 1 among total viewers (8.03 million), adults 18-49 (1.7 rating/6 share), adults 18-34 (0.9/4), and adults 25-54 (2.4/7).

The third season premiere of AMC’s acclaimed “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” at 10 p.m. was Monday’s top cable scripted telecast. Compared to its second season premiere on Feb. 15, 2016, however, ‘Saul’ was down 30 percent in total viewers (1.81 million vs. 2.57 million) and down 34 percent in adults 18-49 delivery (0.7 rating vs. 1.06 rating), according to Nielsen live plus same day data.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, April 10, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.2/9 7774 0.8/4 1.2/5 1.7/5
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 253 93 6.8/12 10311 1.0/5 1.6/6 2.1/6
10:01 Quantico 260 93 1.8/3 2571 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.6/6 5640 0.5/3 1.0/4 1.6/5
8:00 Kevin Can Wait 253 93 3.8/7 6044 0.5/3 1.2/5 1.7/6
8:30 Man with a Plan 253 93 3.4/6 5329 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.6/5
9:00 Superior Donuts 253 93 3.2/5 5017 0.5/2 1.0/3 1.5/4
9:30 2 Broke Girls 253 93 3.0/5 4640 0.5/2 1.0/4 1.6/5
10:00 Scorpion 253 93 4.1/8 6404 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.6/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/9 8031 0.9/4 1.7/6 2.4/7
8:00 The Voice 246 93 6.1/11 9880 1.1/6 2.1/8 3.0/9
10:01 Taken 246 93 2.8/5 4238 0.4/2 0.8/3 1.1/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 3083 0.4/2 0.7/3 0.9/3
8:00 24: Legacy 258 93 2.0/4 3297 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.0/3
9:01 APB 258 93 1.8/3 2862 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 858 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 247 90 0.6/1 875 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (rs) 247 90 0.5/1 841 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1797 0.7/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1653 0.6/3
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.1/2 1970 0.7/2
10:01 La Piloto 0.9/2 1659 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.7/1 1222 0.3/1
7:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (r) 0.6/1 1051 0.3/1
9:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos (thru 10:00) 0.7/1 1296 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average (preliminary) 0.8/1 1441 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.8/1 1401 0.3/2 0.5/2
9:00 La Doña (preliminary) 0.9/1 1613 0.5/2 0.6/2
10:00 El Capo (preliminary) 0.7/1 1309 0.5/3 0.6/3

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

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 4/10/17

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 2.2/8
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Quantico” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Kevin Can Wait” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/5

Man with a Plan” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

Superior Donuts” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.9/5
Women 18-49: 2.7/9
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Taken” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/3

24: Legacy” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

APB” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.6/2
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.34
Men 18-34: 0.69
Women 18-49: 0.49
Men 18-49: 0.91

Bates Motel” (A&E)
Women 18-34: 0.38
Men 18-34: 0.24
Women 18-49: 0.47
Men 18-49: 0.38

Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery” (ID)
Women 18-34: 0.69
Men 18-34: 0.30
Women 18-49: 0.95
Men 18-49: 0.45

Cable Rankings – Monday 4/10/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, April 10:

* 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
74 95 THE FIRST 48 A&E 9:00 PM 60 580 0.16
28 23 BATES MOTEL A&E 10:00 PM 65 1230 0.42
84 65 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 551 0.21
87 53 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 531 0.24
60 26 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:00 PM 30 730 0.37
48 18 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 859 0.46
35 14 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 997 0.53
32 12 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1088 0.59
62 73 BETTER CALL SAUL MARATHON AMC 8:55 PM 65 721 0.20
16 9 BETTER CALL SAUL AMC 10:00 PM 70 1813 0.70
26 13 VANDERPUMP RULES BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 1262 0.55
29 18 SOUTHERN CHARM BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1179 0.46
75 53 SWEET HOME OKLAHOMA BRAVO 10:01 PM 30 579 0.24
37 47 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 969 0.26
49 62 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 846 0.23
39 64 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 956 0.22
36 26 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 7:00 PM 120 993 0.37
11 5 STREET OUTLAWS DISC 9:00 PM 121 2170 0.94
45 47 OCTONAUTS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 891 0.26
58 73 ELENA OF AVALOR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 758 0.20
64 78 MICKEY’S GREAT CLUBHOUSE HUNT DISJR 8:55 PM 55 706 0.18
68 78 BIG HERO 6 DXD 8:30 PM 135 645 0.18
25 18 BASEBALL RAIN DELAY (0.86 HH) ESPN 8:00 PM 70 1331 0.46
9 7 BASEBALL TONIGHT (1.39 HH) ESPN 9:10 PM 50 2261 0.79
15 11 MLB MON NIGHT – LATE: L.A. DODGERS @ CHICAGO CUBS (1.16 HH) ESPN 10:00 PM 220 1815 0.63
43 32 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 60 928 0.32
40 30 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 60 942 0.33
67 53 HELP MY YELP FOOD 10:00 PM 30 670 0.24
70 53 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 636 0.24
1 36 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 3733 0.31
6 47 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2648 0.26
7 53 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2312 0.24
97 84 YOUNG & HUNGRY FRFM 8:00 PM 31 366 0.17
89 62 BABY DADDY FRFM 8:31 PM 31 470 0.23
61 36 FX MOVIE PRIME: WORLD WAR Z FX 8:00 PM 150 729 0.31
88 65 FX MOVIE PRIME: WORLD WAR Z FX 10:30 PM 150 487 0.21
100 100 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 303 0.15
80 95 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 561 0.16
72 84 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 598 0.17
92 95 THE MIDDLE HALL 9:30 PM 30 453 0.16
81 78 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 559 0.18
76 84 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 575 0.17
50 51 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 841 0.25
41 51 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 935 0.25
27 42 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1259 0.29
23 41 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1362 0.30
20 32 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1435 0.32
21 32 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1409 0.32
31 53 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1102 0.24
12 28 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 2018 0.34
17 30 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1571 0.33
19 28 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1458 0.34
55 65 VANITY FAIR CONFIDENTIAL ID 8:00 PM 60 805 0.21
34 44 CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY ID 9:00 PM 60 1018 0.27
8 9 CASEY ANTHONY: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY ID 10:00 PM 60 2297 0.70
94 84 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT: MR. AND MRS. SMITH (2005) LIF 8:00 PM 182 432 0.17
22 84 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1402 0.17
10 42 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2246 0.29
13 53 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1906 0.24
82 36 TEEN MOM OG S6B CATCH UP MTV 9:00 PM 61 556 0.31
86 36 TEEN MOM BEING MATT MTV 10:01 PM 61 547 0.31
24 44 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1334 0.27
30 53 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1172 0.24
54 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 814 0.21
63 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 707 0.21
65 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 676 0.21
65 53 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 676 0.24
78 84 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 564 0.17
85 84 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 549 0.17
83 76 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 552 0.19
77 73 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 568 0.20
71 78 SYFY MOVIE: INDEPENDENCE DAY SYFY 6:00 PM 180 633 0.18
57 65 SYFY MOVIE: JUPITER ASCENDING SYFY 9:00 PM 158 775 0.21
51 22 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 824 0.43
53 23 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 819 0.42
56 25 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 804 0.41
52 21 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 821 0.44
44 15 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 30 927 0.49
68 36 ANGIE TRIBECA TBS 10:30 PM 30 645 0.31
90 84 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 7:00 PM 120 460 0.17
73 65 MY 600-LB LIFE TLC 9:00 PM 120 582 0.21
79 95 NBA PRE-GAME SHOW (0.39 HH) TNT 8:00 PM 14 562 0.16
47 32 NBA BASKETBALL: WASHINGTON @ DETROIT (0.55 HH) TNT 8:14 PM 149 862 0.32
33 15 NBA BASKETBALL: HOUSTON @ L.A. CLIPPERS (0.70 HH) TNT 10:43 PM 149 1074 0.49
98 84 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:00 PM 30 362 0.17
99 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 8:30 PM 30 358 0.18
95 78 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:00 PM 30 389 0.18
96 76 IMPRACTICAL JOKERS TRU 9:30 PM 30 384 0.19
93 47 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 448 0.26
91 44 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 457 0.27
46 95 MASH TVL 7:36 PM 36 890 0.16
59 84 MASH TVL 8:12 PM 36 753 0.17
42 84 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 931 0.17
3 3 WWE RAW (2.06 HH) USA 8:00 PM 60 3432 1.24
2 2 WWE RAW (2.14 HH) USA 9:00 PM 60 3600 1.31
4 4 WWE RAW (1.96 HH) USA 10:00 PM 68 3256 1.19
5 1 LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 6 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2904 1.52
14 6 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:00 PM 30 1817 0.93
18 7 HIP HOP SQUARES VH1 9:30 PM 30 1540 0.79
38 17 THE BREAKS VH1 10:00 PM 60 961 0.47

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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    • SpongeBob (Nickelodeon, 4/10 4:30-5:00 p.m.)
      – 1.73 million viewers
      – 0.37 adults 18-49 rating

      Bunsen is a Beast (Nickelodeon, 4/10 5:30-6:00 p.m.)
      – 1.43 million viewers
      – 0.28 adults 18-49 rating

    • Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 4/10 11:00-11:30 p.m.)
      – 787,000 viewers
      – 0.31 adults 18-49 rating

      Friends (Nick-at-Nite, 4/10 11:30 p.m.-midnight)
      – 795,000 viewers
      – 0.33 adults 18-49 rating

  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Monday 4/10/2017

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars …………. 1.56 … 1.89
    Quantico ………………… 0.59 … 0.98
    Kevin Can Wait ……….. 1.16 … 1.50
    Man with a Plan ………. 1.03 … 1.23
    Superior Donuts ………. 0.96 … 1.16
    2 Broke Girls …………… 1.03 … 1.39
    Scorpion ………………… 1.00 … 1.65
    The Voice ……………….. 2.10 … 2.55
    Taken …………………….. 0.79 … 1.04
    24: Legacy ……………… 0.78 … 1.12
    APB ………………………. 0.63 … 0.88
    Supergirl-r ……………… 0.21 … 0.22
    Penn & Teller: Fool-r … 0.23 … 0.24

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars ………. 10313 .. 11706
    Quantico ………………… 2572 … 3727
    Kevin Can Wait ……….. 6046 … 7101
    Man with a Plan ………. 5329 … 6140
    Superior Donuts ……… 5018 … 5844
    2 Broke Girls …………… 4642 … 5721
    Scorpion ………………… 6406 … 9055
    The Voice ………………. 9880 .. 11347
    Taken …………………….. 4238 … 5516
    24: Legacy ……………… 3297 … 4518
    APB ………………………. 2861 … 3929
    Supergirl-r ………………… 875 …. 911
    Penn & Teller: Fool-r ….. 841 …. 864