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Saturday Final Ratings: ESPN Wins Prime Time with First Night of NBA Playoffs

Averaging approximately 4 million viewers from 8-11 p.m. ET, ESPN was the most watched network on Saturday night, thanks to Game 1 of the Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Playoff series that aired for all but 17 minutes of their prime time. ESPN was also the night’s clear leader among all key adult demos.

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Saturday, April 14:

The Crossing (RS) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.099 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Station 19 (RS) (ABC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.692 million viewers
– 1.2/2 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3/1 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.1/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/1 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.3/1 M25-54)

20/20 Saturday (RP) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.088 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.3/2 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.2/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/3 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

Ransom (CBS, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.548 million viewers
– 1.6/3 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.2/1 M18-49)
– 0.1/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.4/2 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.4/1 M25-54)

48 Hours (RS) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.694 million viewers
– 1.8/4 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.3/1 M18-49)
– 0.2/1 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.1/1 M18-34)
– 0.6/2 A25-54 (0.7/2 F25-54, 0.5/2 M25-54)

48 Hours (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.717 million viewers
– 2.5/5 HH
– 0.5/2 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)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.9/3 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

NHL Pre-Game (NBC, 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
– 2.075 million viewers
– 1.4/3 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.5/3 M18-49)
– 0.3/2 A18-34 (0.2/1 F18-34, 0.4/3 M18-34)
– 0.6/3 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.7/3 M25-54)

NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Game 2: Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (S) (NBC, 8:06 PM, 174 min.)
– 1.775 million viewers
– 1.1/2 HH
– 0.5/3 A18-49 (0.4/2 F18-49, 0.7/3 M18-49)
– 0.4/2 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 0.7/3 A25-54 (0.5/2 F25-54, 0.9/3 M25-54)

UFC Fight Night Poirier vs. Gaethje (Fox, 8:00 PM, 151 min.)
– 2.020 million viewers
– 1.2/3 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.5/2 F18-49, 0.8/4 M18-49)
– 0.4/3 A18-34 (0.3/2 F18-34, 0.5/3 M18-34)
– 0.8/3 A25-54 (0.6/2 F25-54, 1.0/4 M25-54)

Como Dice el Dicho Vivo es Vivo, Hasta Que Elton (Univision, 6:55 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.737 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Liga MX Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul (Univision, 7:55 PM, 126 min.)
– 0.870 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Liga MX America vs. Monterrey (Univision, 10:01 PM, 122 min.)
– 1.150 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Cine Cantinflas El Senor Fotografo (UniMás, 7:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.573 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Cineplex Te Presento a Laura (UniMás, 9:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.454 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Cine Millonario Kung Fu Panda 2 (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 90 min.)
– 0.579 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Cine Millonario Iron Man 2 (Telemundo, 8:30 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.785 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49
– 0.3/2 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Saturday, April 14 (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.)
– 0.962 million viewers (#37)
– 0.58 HH (#38)
– 0.30 A18-49 (#18)
– 0.23 A18-34 (#19)
– 0.37 A25-54 (#18)

Live PD (A&E, 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 1.913 million viewers (#6)
– 1.17 HH (#7)
– 0.63 A18-49 (#4)
– 0.51 A18-34 (#6)
– 0.83 A25-54 (#4)

The Cleveland Show (ADSM, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.579 million viewers (#73)
– 0.35 HH (#74)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.25 A18-34 (#18)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

Family Guy (ADSM, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.723 million viewers (#61)
– 0.47 HH (#54)
– 0.29 A18-49 (#19)
– 0.36 A18-34 (#9)
– 0.28 A25-54 (#43)

Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.776 million viewers (#54)
– 0.49 HH (#51)
– 0.33 A18-49 (#16)
– 0.40 A18-34 (#8)
– 0.30 A25-54 (#36)

Rick & Morty (ADSM, 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.884 million viewers (#44)
– 0.54 HH (#44)
– 0.39 A18-49 (#13)
– 0.46 A18-34 (#7)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#26)

Family Guy (ADSM, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.018 million viewers (#32)
– 0.64 HH (#33)
– 0.43 A18-49 (#11)
– 0.53 A18-34 (#5)
– 0.37 A25-54 (#18)

Dragon Ball Super (ADSM, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.020 million viewers (#31)
– 0.61 HH (#35)
– 0.47 A18-49 (#6)
– 0.59 A18-34 (#4)
– 0.40 A25-54 (#13)

The Zoo (APL, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.125 million viewers (#24)
– 0.72 HH (#26)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#54)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#74)
– 0.29 A25-54 (#40)

BET Movie of the Week Soul Plane (BET, 7:55 PM, 125 min.)
– 0.401 million viewers (#95)
– 0.27 HH (#87)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#54)
– 0.14 A25-54 (#95)

Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.853 million viewers (#46)
– 0.59 HH (#36)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#68)
– 0.21 A25-54 (#55)

CNN Newsroom (CNN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.774 million viewers (#55)
– 0.53 HH (#47)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#74)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

CNN Special Report (CNN, 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.966 million viewers (#36)
– 0.68 HH (#31)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#77)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#97)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

CNN Newsroom (CNN, 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.004 million viewers (#33)
– 0.69 HH (#30)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#81)
– 0.21 A25-54 (#55)

NBA Playoffs-1st Round Eastern Conference Game 1: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors (ESPN, 5:30 PM, 157 min.)
– 2.871 million viewers (#3)
– 1.79 HH (#3)
– 1.16 A18-49 (#3)
– 1.18 A18-34 (#3)
– 1.15 A25-54 (#3)

NBA Playoffs-1st Round Eastern Conference Game 1: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers (ESPN, 8:07 PM, 156 min.)
– 4.018 million viewers (#1)
– 2.47 HH (#1)
– 1.60 A18-49 (#1)
– 1.60 A18-34 (#1)
– 1.64 A25-54 (#1)

NBA Playoffs-1st Round Western Conference Game 1: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers (ESPN, 10:43 PM, 138 min.)
– 3.012 million viewers (#2)
– 1.95 HH (#2)
– 1.24 A18-49 (#2)
– 1.24 A18-34 (#2)
– 1.28 A25-54 (#2)

Watters World (FOXNC, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.983 million viewers (#5)
– 1.31 HH (#5)
– 0.18 A18-49 (#54)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#74)
– 0.32 A25-54 (#31)

Justice with Judge Jeanine (FOXNC, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.286 million viewers (#4)
– 1.50 HH (#4)
– 0.21 A18-49 (#39)
– 0.11 A18-34 (#59)
– 0.36 A25-54 (#22)

The Greg Gutfeld Show (FOXNC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.798 million viewers (#7)
– 1.21 HH (#6)
– 0.20 A18-49 (#40)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#81)
– 0.31 A25-54 (#33)

Elvis Presley: The Searcher P1 (HBO, 8:00 PM, 109 min.)
– 0.890 million viewers (#42)
– 0.54 HH (#44)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.07 A18-34 (#91)
– 0.28 A25-54 (#43)

Elvis Presley: The Searcher P2 (HBO, 9:49 PM, 97 min.)
– 0.890 million viewers (#42)
– 0.55 HH (#43)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#68)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#26)

Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation (HGTV, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.365 million viewers (#19)
– 0.88 HH (#19)
– 0.25 A18-49 (#29)
– 0.14 A18-34 (#42)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#26)

Forged in Fire First Look (HIST, 7:58 PM, 7 min.)
– 0.579 million viewers (#73)
– 0.38 HH (#71)
– 0.15 A18-49 (#66)
– 0.09 A18-34 (#74)
– 0.21 A25-54 (#55)

20/20 on ID Presents: Homicide (ID, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.088 million viewers (#26)
– 0.75 HH (#25)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#54)
– 0.33 A25-54 (#26)

Movie-LMN Acquired Premiere A Dangerous Date (LMN, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 0.684 million viewers (#65)
– 0.45 HH (#58)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)
– 0.06 A18-34 (#97)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

NHL Quarterfinals Western Conference Game 2: San Jose Sharks at Anaheim Ducks (NBCSN, 10:36 PM, 164 min.)
– 0.388 million viewers (#96)
– 0.22 HH (#96)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#57)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#22)
– 0.17 A25-54 (#81)

Henry Danger (NICK, 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.061 million viewers (#28)
– 0.63 HH (#34)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#25)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

Knight Squad (NICK, 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.800 million viewers (#49)
– 0.49 HH (#51)
– 0.13 A18-49 (#87)
– 0.13 A18-34 (#49)
– 0.15 A25-54 (#90)

Star Falls (NAN, 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.597 million viewers (#71)
– 0.39 HH (#69)
– 0.14 A18-49 (#77)
– 0.10 A18-34 (#68)
– 0.15 A25-54 (#90)

Iyanla, Fix My Life (OWN, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.757 million viewers (#57)
– 0.52 HH (#48)
– 0.23 A18-49 (#32)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#54)
– 0.31 A25-54 (#33)

Trading Spaces: Reunion (TLC, 8:00 PM, 61 min.)
– 1.121 million viewers (#25)
– 0.70 HH (#29)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#81)
– 0.35 A25-54 (#24)

Trading Spaces (TLC, 9:01 PM, 66 min.)
– 1.399 million viewers (#16)
– 0.90 HH (#17)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#54)
– 0.42 A25-54 (#12)

Nate & Jeremiah By Design (TLC, 10:07 PM, 62 min.)
– 1.027 million viewers (#30)
– 0.72 HH (#26)
– 0.19 A18-49 (#48)
– 0.08 A18-34 (#81)
– 0.30 A25-54 (#36)

Ghost Adventures (TRAV, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.808 million viewers (#48)
– 0.46 HH (#56)
– 0.28 A18-49 (#21)
– 0.20 A18-34 (#22)
– 0.38 A25-54 (#15)

Liga MX Sat Tigres UANL vs. Cruz Azul (UDN, 7:57 PM, 124 min.)
– 0.372 million viewers (#97)
– 0.21 HH (#98)
– 0.17 A18-49 (#57)
– 0.12 A18-34 (#54)
– 0.20 A25-54 (#62)

Liga MX 2 Sat America vs. Monterrey (UDN, 10:01 PM, 122 min.)
– 0.472 million viewers (#83)
– 0.26 HH (#90)
– 0.22 A18-49 (#35)
– 0.17 A18-34 (#25)
– 0.26 A25-54 (#48)

For the entire week of April 9-15, 2018 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is down 10 percent in viewership (746,000 vs. 828,000) and down 8.1 percent among Adults 18-49 (471,000 vs. 512,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 7.8 percent in viewership (746,000 vs. 809,000) and down 7.6 percent among Adults 18-49 (471,000 vs. 510,000) from the same week one year ago (April 10-16, 2017).

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  • Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018












    Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
    (000)
    A1849
    rating
    A1849
    (000)
    10:30 Dragon Ball Super 1020 0.47 602
    11:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 793 0.34 439
    11:30 Fooly Cooly (r) 607 0.27 348
    12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 489 0.23 301
    12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 410 0.20 257
    1:00a Black Clover 361 0.18 226
    ProgrammingInsider.com
    1:30a Hunter X Hunter (r) 347 0.18 226
    2:00a Naruto: Shippuden (r) 334 0.17 220
    2:30a Space Dandy (r) 352 0.17 220
    3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 341 0.16 206
    3:30a Ghost In Shell: 2nd Gig (r) 326 0.16 204

    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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