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Saturday Final Nationals: Giants-Cubs Game 2 Sets New Zenith for MLB Network

Florida State-Miami was the “Saturday Night Football” game on ABC on this evening as the network won the night overall.

A new MLB Network viewership record was set on the night, courtesy of San Francisco-Chicago Cubs Game 2 of the “National League Division Series”. At a 2.5 U.S. household rating and 4.6 million viewers, it shatters the previous network high watermark of a 1.0 rating and 1.8 million viewers for St. Louis-L.A. Dodgers in Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS.

San Francisco-Chicago Cubs NLDS Game 2 peaked at a 2.9 U.S. household rating and 5.2 million viewers from 10-10:15 p.m. ET (Source: MLB Network). Locally, the game drew an 18.8 rating in Chicago (MLB Network’s second-best local rating delivery to-date) and an 11.9 rating in San Francisco (Source: MLB Network).

Cable information to come in next update…

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Saturday, October 8, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/6 5457 1.3/7 1.7/6 1.9/6
8:00 Saturday Night Football Pre-Game (s) 246 94 1.5/3 2502 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/3
8:07 Saturday Night Football Florida State @ Miami (thru 12:14am) 246 94 3.2/6 5540 1.4/7 1.8/7 2.1/7
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4527 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
3:30 College Football Tennessee @ Texas A&M 3.9 6553 1.9
8:26 Crimetime Saturday NCIS (r) 254 94 2.8/5 4262 0.5/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
9:26 Crimetime Saturday NCIS (r) 254 94 3.1/6 4748 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
10:26 48 Hours (thru 11:26) 254 94 3.1/6 4570 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.4/3 2077 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
8:00 Dateline Mystery (r) 204 90 1.5/3 2189 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.6/2
10:00 Saturday Night Live (r) 205 90 1.3/2 1852 0.2/1 0.4/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.1/2 1837 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
7:35 College Football Washington @ Oregon (thru 11:04) 252 94 1.1/2 1837 m 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1484 0.5/2
6:23 Fútbol Internacional New Zealand vs. Mexico (s) 0.9/2 1617 0.7/3
9:00 Crónicas de Juan Gabriel: Lo que usted no ha visto (s) 0.7/1 1135 0.3/1
10:00 Crónicas de Juan Gabriel: Lo que usted no ha visto 1.0/2 1622 0.5/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 614 0.2/1
7:00 Cine Kick-Ass (2010) 0.4/1 715 0.2/1
9:00 Cine Un Quijote sin Mancha (1969) 0.3/0 481 0.2/1

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Saturday 10/01/16

Saturday Night Football: Florida State @ Miami” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/5
Men 18-34: 1.9/10
Women 18-49: 1.3/5
Men 18-49: 2.4/10

48 Hours” (CBS, 10pm)
Women 18-34: 0.4/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

College Football: Washington @ Oregon” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 0.4/2
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

MLB National League Division Series Game 2: San Francisco @ Chicago Cubs” (MLB Network)
2.52 household rating
4.605 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.72
Men 18-34: 1.14
Women 18-49: 0.88
Men 18-49: 1.54

College Football: Alabama @ Arkansas” (ESPN, 7:02-10:46)
2.55 household rating
4.444 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.81
Men 18-34: 1.35
Women 18-49: 0.92
Men 18-49: 1.87

College Football: Washington State @ Stanford” (ESPN, 10:46 p.m.-2:04 a.m.)
1.05 household rating
1.754 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.46
Men 18-34: 0.70
Women 18-49: 0.40
Men 18-49: 0.80

College Football: Michigan @ Rutgers” (ESPN2, 7:05-10:37)
0.75 household rating
1.282 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.21
Men 18-34: 0.43
Women 18-49: 0.30
Men 18-49: 0.56

College Football: UCLA @ Arizona State” (ESPN2, 10:37 p.m.-2:15 a.m.)
0.50 household rating
0.783 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.31
Women 18-49: 0.16
Men 18-49: 0.38

College Football: Texas Tech @ Kansas State” (ESPNU, 7:23-10:38)
0.37 household rating
0.701 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.14
Men 18-49: 0.24

UFC 204 PPV Prelims” (FS1, 8:00-10:00)
0.37 household rating
0.678 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.18
Men 18-49: 0.40

College Football: Arizona @ Utah” (FS1, 10:00 p.m.-1:57 a.m.)
0.21 household rating
0.350 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.05
Men 18-34: 0.18
Women 18-49: 0.06
Men 18-49: 0.19

Partido Amistoso: América vs. UNAM” (UDN)
0.18 household rating
0.392 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.09
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.13
Men 18-49: 0.27

For the entire week of October 3-9, 2016 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 1 percent in total viewership (0.916 million vs. 0.910 million) and up 1 percent among Adults 18-49 (537,000 vs. 533,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down -11 percent in total viewership (0.916 million vs. 1.029 million) and down -8 percent among Adults 18-49 (537,000 vs. 581,000) from the same week one year ago (October 5-11, 2015). (http://programminginsider.com/?p=11747)







Adult Swim PROGRAM HH Viewers
(000)
A18-49
rating
9:00 Bob’s Burgers (r) 0.62 932 0.37
9:30 Bob’s Burgers (r) 0.70 1046 0.46
ProgrammingInsider.com
10:00 American Dad (r) 0.79 1201 0.51
10:30 American Dad (r) 0.90 1398 0.63
11:00 Family Guy (r) 1708 0.79
11:30 Family Guy (r) 1642 0.75

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Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
A1849
(000)
12:00a Dragon Ball Z Kai 1412 0.63 804
12:30a One-Punch Man 1275 0.56 721
1:00a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 1016 0.44 566
1:30a Hunter X Hunter 1001 0.44 566
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2:00a Naruto: Shippuden 934 0.38 485
2:30a One Piece 785 0.30 390
3:00a One-Punch Man (r) 641 0.22 286






Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
(000)
A1849
rating
3:30a Bob’s Burgers (r) 605 0.21
4:00a Bob’s Burgers (r) 644 0.25
4:30a American Dad (r) 665 0.26
ProgrammingInsider.com
5:00a American Dad (r) 655 0.24
5:30a King of the Hill (r) 646 0.23

Cable Rankings – Saturday 10/08/16

What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Saturday, October 8:

* 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
99 73 FIRST 48 AC A&E 10:00 PM 63 551 0.16
44 18 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:00 PM 30 932 0.37
31 14 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1046 0.46
27 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1201 0.51
17 7 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1398 0.63
9 30 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 60 1803 0.28
8 24 CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 60 1880 0.30
13 25 CNN SPECIAL REPORT: ESSENTIAL DONALD TRUMP CNN 10:00 PM 120 1655 0.29
89 29 COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: WERE THE MILLERS CMDY 10:00 PM 155 602 0.28
75 91 EDGE OF ALASKA DISC 8:00 PM 60 690 0.11
70 78 EDGE OF ALASKA DISC 9:00 PM 60 724 0.15
72 84 EDGE OF ALASKA DISC 10:00 PM 60 706 0.13
36 68 K.C. UNDERCOVER DSNY 8:00 PM 30 1004 0.17
31 70 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 8:30 PM 30 1046 0.17
39 76 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 9:00 PM 30 973 0.15
41 61 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 9:30 PM 30 965 0.18
38 60 WALK THE PRANK DSNY 10:00 PM 30 982 0.19
45 66 WALK THE PRANK DSNY 10:30 PM 30 928 0.17
85 72 LION GUARD DISJR 8:00 PM 25 634 0.16
90 82 MOLANG DISJR 8:25 PM 5 595 0.14
95 83 GOLDIE & BEAR DISJR 8:30 PM 25 560 0.13
2 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: ALABAMA / ARKANSAS ESPN 7:02 PM 224 4444 1.39
12 8 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: WASHINGTON STATE / STANFORD ESPN 10:46 PM 198 1754 0.60
22 15 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: MICHIGAN / RUTGERS ESPN2 7:05 PM 212 1282 0.43
65 34 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: UCLA / ARIZONA STATE ESPN2 10:37 PM 218 783 0.27
73 58 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME: TEXAS TECH / KANSAS STATE ESPNU 7:23 PM 195 701 0.19
59 51 SP ALL STAR HOLLYWOOD SPECTACULAR FOOD 8:00 PM 60 839 0.22
60 46 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 9:00 PM 60 831 0.23
43 35 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP FOOD 10:00 PM 60 953 0.26
23 87 PERINO & STIREWALT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 1260 0.12
14 79 JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 1639 0.15
18 71 AMERICA’S ELECTION HQ FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 1368 0.17
78 26 UFC PPV PRELIMS: 204: BISPING / HENDERSON FS1 8:00 PM 120 678 0.29
98 48 SATURDAY MOVIE: WRECK-IT RALPH FRFM 6:45 PM 135 552 0.22
54 19 SATURDAY MOVIE: THE INCREDIBLES FRFM 9:00 PM 165 880 0.34
84 20 FX MOVIE PRIME: NEIGHBORS FX 8:00 PM 120 641 0.32
82 22 FX MOVIE PRIME: FAST AND FURIOUS 6 FX 10:00 PM 180 659 0.31
25 69 HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE ON A LIMB HALL 7:00 PM 120 1228 0.17
3 23 HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE: AUTUMN IN THE VINEYARD HALL 9:00 PM 120 2194 0.30
35 16 RIDE ALONG 2 HBO 8:00 PM 101 1006 0.40
37 80 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 994 0.15
42 81 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 60 963 0.15
51 63 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 10:00 PM 63 894 0.18
40 52 SP ALL STAR HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR HGTV 8:00 PM 60 971 0.22
33 36 PROPERTY BROTHERS HGTV 9:00 PM 60 1016 0.25
29 32 HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 60 1097 0.27
99 101 THE VIRGINIAN INSP 9:30 PM 90 551 0.04
66 75 DEADLY DOCTORS ID 8:00 PM 60 768 0.15
47 53 DEADLY WOMEN ID 9:00 PM 60 919 0.21
63 54 TRUE NIGHTMARES ID 10:00 PM 60 810 0.21
30 28 MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: MOMMY’S SECRET LIF 8:00 PM 122 1093 0.28
69 56 MOVIE- ACQUIRED RPT: BOY IN THE ATTIC LIF 10:02 PM 120 729 0.20
1 2 DIVISION SERIES GAME: 2016 NLDS SF AT CHC GM 2 MLBN 8:09 PM 187 4605 1.21
48 90 HILLARY CLINTON: IT TAKES A VILLAGE MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 918 0.12
81 97 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 661 0.09
76 94 DATELINE EXTRA MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 687 0.10
79 86 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 669 0.13
80 89 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:30 PM 30 664 0.12
83 88 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 649 0.12
77 85 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 682 0.13
86 92 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:00 PM 24 625 0.11
87 95 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:24 PM 24 618 0.09
97 96 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:48 PM 24 553 0.09
49 47 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 915 0.23
50 49 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 895 0.22
10 33 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 30 1780 0.27
15 43 GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1612 0.24
20 50 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 9:00 PM 30 1317 0.22
26 37 THUNDERMANS NICK 9:30 PM 30 1221 0.25
21 13 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 1295 0.47
28 17 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 1168 0.38
34 21 JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 1009 0.32
55 38 COPS (O) SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 872 0.25
58 31 COPS SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 850 0.28
67 44 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 746 0.24
71 55 SYFY MOVIE: LEGION (2010) SYFY 7:00 PM 120 710 0.21
53 59 SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE: DAY OF RECKONING SYFY 9:00 PM 120 886 0.19
16 12 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:00 PM 30 1474 0.48
11 9 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 8:30 PM 30 1772 0.57
7 6 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:00 PM 30 1989 0.66
5 4 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 9:30 PM 30 2067 0.71
4 3 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:00 PM 30 2076 0.72
6 5 BIG BANG THEORY TBS 10:30 PM 30 2041 0.69
61 40 REGULAR SHOW TOON 8:00 PM 30 828 0.25
62 41 REGULAR SHOW TOON 8:30 PM 30 812 0.24
55 67 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 8:00 PM 60 872 0.17
63 64 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 9:00 PM 60 810 0.18
68 74 WEATHER CENTER LIVE TWC 10:00 PM 60 745 0.16
46 65 UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R TLC 8:00 PM 60 920 0.17
24 45 UNTOLD STORIES OF THE E.R TLC 9:00 PM 60 1249 0.23
52 62 SEX SENT ME TO THE ER TLC 10:00 PM 60 887 0.18
94 57 GHOST ADVENTURES TRAV 9:00 PM 60 574 0.20
93 42 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: BAD BOYS II TNT 8:00 PM 180 577 0.24
91 93 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 592 0.11
74 77 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 699 0.15
101 39 SELECCION MEXICANA 10/8: MEXICO / NEW ZEALAND UDN 6:22 PM 158 549 0.25
57 27 MOVIE, USA: PRETTY WOMAN USA 6:30 PM 150 860 0.29
19 11 MOVIE, USA: MALEFICENT USA 9:00 PM 120 1348 0.49
96 100 BLUE BLOODS WGNA 8:00 PM 60 558 0.05
92 99 BLUE BLOODS WGNA 9:00 PM 60 581 0.05
88 98 BLUE BLOODS WGNA 10:00 PM 60 611 0.07

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. If the L+3 ratings are back, can you post them for One Punch Man at 12:30 when they’re made available? Thank you.

  2. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Saturday 10/08/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Sat Night Pre Game …. 0.56 … 0.57
    CFB: Fla St/Miami ……. 1.83 … 1.84
    NCIS-r 8:26 …………….. 0.74 … 0.75
    NCIS-r 9:26 …………….. 0.70 … 0.72
    48 Hours ………………… 0.71 … 0.77
    Dateline Mystery-r- ….. 0.38 … 0.40
    SNL-r …………………….. 0.42 … 0.44
    CFB: Wash/Ore ……….. 0.53 … 0.53

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Sat Night Pre Game … 2503 … 2522
    CFB: Fla St/Miami …… 5542 … 5559
    NCIS-r 8:26 ……………. 4263 … 4404
    NCIS-r 9:26 ……………. 4749 … 4911
    48 Hours ……………….. 4571 … 4870
    Dateline Mystery-r- …. 2189 … 2258
    SNL-r ……………………. 1840 … 1904
    CFB: Wash/Ore ………. 1837 … 1843

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