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Saturday Final Ratings: TNT Wins Prime Time with NBA Playoff Doubleheader

Approximately averaging 4.1 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 from 8-11 p.m. ET, TNT (with NBA playoffs) was Saturday night’s No. 1 network for each key figure.

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s broadcast network telecasts on Saturday, April 28:

American Idol (R) (ABC, 8:00 PM, 120 min.)
– 2.245 million viewers
– 1.5 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.4 F18-49, 0.3 M18-49)
– 0.3 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.2 M18-34)
– 0.5 A25-54 (0.6 F25-54, 0.4 M25-54)

Jimmy Kimmel Avengers: Infinity War (RS) (ABC, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.570 million viewers
– 1.1 HH
– 0.3/1 A18-49 (0.3 F18-49, 0.2 M18-49)
– 0.2 A18-34 (0.2 F18-34, 0.2 M18-34)
– 0.4 A25-54 (0.5 F25-54, 0.4 M25-54)

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

48 Hours-Special (S) (CBS, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 3.485 million viewers
– 2.3 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5 F18-49, 0.3 M18-49)
– 0.2 A18-34 (0.2 F18-34, 0.2 M18-34)
– 0.7 A25-54 (0.8 F25-54, 0.5 M25-54)

48 Hours (CBS, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 4.392 million viewers
– 2.9 HH
– 0.6/3 A18-49 (0.7 F18-49, 0.4 M18-49)
– 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.2 M18-34)
– 0.8 A25-54 (1.1 F25-54, 0.6 M25-54)

NHL Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Game 2: San Jose Sharks (NBC, 8:08 PM, 255 min.)
– 2.213 million viewers
– 1.4 HH
– 0.7/3 A18-49 (0.5 F18-49, 0.8 M18-49)
– 0.5 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.6 M18-34)
– 0.9 A25-54 (0.6 F25-54, 1.1 M25-54)

Premier Boxing Champions Salt Lake City (Fox, 8:36 PM, 135 min.)
– 0.839 million viewers
– 0.6 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49 (0.2 F18-49, 0.2 M18-49)
– 0.1 A18-34 (0.1 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
– 0.3 A25-54 (0.2 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)

Law & Order: SVU (R) (ION, 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.425 million viewers
– 1 HH
– 0.3/2 A18-49 (0.4 F18-49, 0.2 M18-49)
– 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
– 0.4 A25-54 (0.6 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)

Law & Order: SVU (R) (ION, 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.473 million viewers
– 1.1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5 F18-49, 0.2 M18-49)
– 0.2 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.1 M18-34)
– 0.5 A25-54 (0.6 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)

Law & Order: SVU (R) (ION, 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.638 million viewers
– 1.1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49 (0.5 F18-49, 0.3 M18-49)
– 0.3 A18-34 (0.3 F18-34, 0.2 M18-34)
– 0.5 A25-54 (0.7 F25-54, 0.3 M25-54)

Como Dice el Dicho (Univision, 6:55 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.679 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Liga MX Tigres UANL vs. Monterrey (Univision, 7:55 PM, 123 min.)
– 0.945 million viewers
– 0.5/1 HH
– 0.4/2 A18-49

Liga MX America vs. Santos Laguna (Univision, 9:58 PM, 124 min.)
– 1.084 million viewers
– 0.6/1 HH
– 0.5/2 A18-49

Cine Cantinflas Conserje en Conominio (UniMás, 6:00 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.511 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Cineplex Lawless (UniMás, 8:30 PM, 150 min.)
– 0.528 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49

Cine Millonario Robocop (Telemundo, 7:00 PM, 125 min.)
– 0.498 million viewers
– 0.3/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

Cine Millonario Blood Father (Telemundo, 9:05 PM, 115 min.)
– 0.646 million viewers
– 0.4/1 HH
– 0.2/1 A18-49
– 0.2/1 A18-34

What follows are the Live + Same Day rating results for the night’s select cable telecasts on Saturday, April 28 (with the night’s cable ranks according to total total viewers, household and demo ratings in parentheses):

Live PD Xtra Roll Call (A&E, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 6 min.)
– 1.058 million viewers (#58)
– 0.386 million adults 18-49 (0.30 A18-49 rating) (#32)

Live PD (A&E, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 PM, 180 min.)
– 1.984 million viewers (#6)
– 0.815 million adults 18-49 (0.63 A18-49 rating) (#4)

The Cleveland Show (R) (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.621 million viewers (#276)
– 0.319 million adults 18-49 (0.25 A18-49 rating) (#60)

Family Guy (R) (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 8:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.800 million viewers (#133)
– 0.447 million adults 18-49 (0.35 A18-49 rating) (#18)

Rick & Morty (R) (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.792 million viewers (#140)
– 0.437 million adults 18-49 (0.34 A18-49 rating) (#22)

Rick & Morty (R) (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 9:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.796 million viewers (#135)
– 0.446 million adults 18-49 (0.35 A18-49 rating) (#19)

Family Guy (R) (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.898 million viewers (#93)
– 0.517 million adults 18-49 (0.40 A18-49 rating) (#15)

Dragon Ball Super (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 10:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.909 million viewers (#90)
– 0.555 million adults 18-49 (0.43 A18-49 rating) (#12)

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 11:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 0.767 million viewers (#160)
– 0.445 million adults 18-49 (0.35 A18-49 rating) (#20)

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 12:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 0.518 million viewers (#395)
– 0.281 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#110)

Black Clover (ADSM, Sat. 4/28/18 1:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 0.486 million viewers (#430)
– 0.261 million adults 18-49 (0.20 A18-49 rating) (#149)

White House Correspondents Dinner 2018 (CNN, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.347 million viewers (#26)
– 0.293 million adults 18-49 (0.23 A18-49 rating) (#85)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 7:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.534 million viewers (#374)
– 0.322 million adults 18-49 (0.25 A18-49 rating) (#59)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.646 million viewers (#262)
– 0.374 million adults 18-49 (0.29 A18-49 rating) (#36)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.746 million viewers (#173)
– 0.412 million adults 18-49 (0.32 A18-49 rating) (#25)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.765 million viewers (#161)
– 0.391 million adults 18-49 (0.30 A18-49 rating) (#30)

Sportscenter Weekend-AM (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 11:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 0.841 million viewers (#115)
– 0.430 million adults 18-49 (0.33 A18-49 rating) (#23)

NFL Draft Rounds 4-7 (ESPN, Sat. 4/28/18 12:00 PM, 420 min.)
– 1.236 million viewers (#32)
– 0.591 million adults 18-49 (0.46 A18-49 rating) (#11)

Pioneer Woman (FOOD, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 AM, 30 min.)
– 1.152 million viewers (#44)
– 0.302 million adults 18-49 (0.23 A18-49 rating) (#72)

The Kitchen at Food Network (P) (FOOD, Sat. 4/28/18 11:00 AM, 60 min.)
– 1.073 million viewers (#57)
– 0.313 million adults 18-49 (0.24 A18-49 rating) (#64)

Watters World (FOXNC, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 2.414 million viewers (#3)
– 0.280 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#112)

The Collection from Hallmark Hall of Fame The Beach House (P) (HALL, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 PM, 108 min.)
– 2.329 million viewers (#4)
– 0.364 million adults 18-49 (0.28 A18-49 rating) (#41)

World Championship Boxing: 4/28/18 Miller vs. Duhaupas (HBO, Sat. 4/28/18 10:15 PM, 47 min.)
– 0.706 million viewers (#210)
– 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#91)

World Championship Boxing: 4/28/18 Post 1 (HBO, Sat. 4/28/18 11:02 PM, 20 min.)
– 0.717 million viewers (#202)
– 0.317 million adults 18-49 (0.25 A18-49 rating) (#62)

World Championship Boxing: 4/28/18 Jacobs vs. Sulecki (HBO, Sat. 4/28/18 11:22 PM, 40 min.)
– 0.811 million viewers (#131)
– 0.341 million adults 18-49 (0.26 A18-49 rating) (#52)

World Championship Boxing: 4/28/18 Post 2 (HBO, Sat. 4/28/18 12:02 AM, 23 min.)
– 0.730 million viewers (#185)
– 0.298 million adults 18-49 (0.23 A18-49 rating) (#77)

Cutting Edge Renovation (HGTV, Sat. 4/28/18 2:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.080 million viewers (#56)
– 0.280 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#112)

Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation (HGTV, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.512 million viewers (#19)
– 0.381 million adults 18-49 (0.30 A18-49 rating) (#33)

Bargain Mansions (HGTV, Sat. 4/28/18 11:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.180 million viewers (#39)
– 0.324 million adults 18-49 (0.25 A18-49 rating) (#58)

Bargain Mansions (HGTV, Sat. 4/28/18 11:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.081 million viewers (#55)
– 0.305 million adults 18-49 (0.24 A18-49 rating) (#70)

The Killer Beside Me (ID, Sat. 4/28/18 10:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 1.198 million viewers (#38)
– 0.354 million adults 18-49 (0.27 A18-49 rating) (#46)

Henry Danger 412 – Car Trek (NICK, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.086 million viewers (#54)
– 0.307 million adults 18-49 (0.24 A18-49 rating) (#67)

NFL Draft Day 3 (NFLN, Sat. 4/28/18 12:00 PM, 412 min.)
– 0.670 million viewers (#240)
– 0.292 million adults 18-49 (0.23 A18-49 rating) (#87)

Bellator MMA Live 198 (PAR, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 PM, 160 min.)
– 0.581 million viewers (#321)
– 0.287 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#98)

Trading Spaces (TLC, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 65 min.)
– 1.174 million viewers (#40)
– 0.373 million adults 18-49 (0.29 A18-49 rating) (#38)

NBA Playoffs Pre-Game (TNT, Sat. 4/28/18 7:30 PM, 30 min.)
– 1.092 million viewers (#53)
– 0.522 million adults 18-49 (0.40 A18-49 rating) (#14)

NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Game 7: Bucks/Celtics (TNT, Sat. 4/28/18 8:00 PM, 156 min.)
– 4.060 million viewers (#2)
– 2.012 million adults 18-49 (1.56 A18-49 rating) (#2)

NBA Playoffs-Round 2 Game 1: Pelicans/Warriors (TNT, Sat. 4/28/18 10:36 PM, 147 min.)
– 4.559 million viewers (#1)
– 2.202 million adults 18-49 (1.71 A18-49 rating) (#1)

Inside the NBA Playoffs (TNT, Sat. 4/28/18 1:03 AM, 54 min.)
– 1.789 million viewers (#10)
– 0.916 million adults 18-49 (0.71 A18-49 rating) (#3)

NBA Playoffs-Round 1 Bucks/Celtics (R) (TNT, Sat. 4/28/18 1:57 AM, 153 min.)
– 0.682 million viewers (#233)
– 0.394 million adults 18-49 (0.31 A18-49 rating) (#27)

Ghost Adventures Pop-Ups Extra Pulses: Palace Saloon (TRAV, Sat. 4/28/18 9:00 PM, 60 min.)
– 0.572 million viewers (#333)
– 0.290 million adults 18-49 (0.22 A18-49 rating) (#91)

Liga MX 2 Sat America / Santos (UDN, Sat. 4/28/18 9:58 PM, 124 min.)
– 0.423 million viewers (#508)
– 0.269 million adults 18-49 (0.21 A18-49 rating) (#129)

For the entire week of April 16-22, 2018 in Total Day (8 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.), Adult Swim is up 3.6 percent in viewership (760,000 vs. 734,000) and up 5.8 percent among Adults 18-49 (485,000 vs. 459,000) from one week earlier; the network is also down 6 percent in viewership (760,000 vs. 809,000) and down 2 percent among Adults 18-49 (485,000 vs. 495,000) from the same week one year ago (April 24-30, 2017).

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  • Programming Insider TOONAMI – SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018












    Adult Swim PROGRAM Viewers
    (000)
    A1849
    rating
    A1849
    (000)
    10:30 Dragon Ball Super 909 0.43 555
    11:00 Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters 767 0.35 445
    11:30 Fooly Cooly (r) 610 0.27 353
    12:00a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 518 0.22 281
    12:30a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans 451 0.19 242
    1:00a Black Clover 486 0.20 261
    ProgrammingInsider.com
    1:30a Hunter X Hunter (r) 470 0.21 277
    2:00a Naruto: Shippuden (r) 418 0.19 251
    2:30a Space Dandy (r) 368 0.17 222
    3:00a Cowboy Bebop (r) 374 0.17 214
    3:30a Ghost In Shell: 2nd Gig (r) 345 0.15 195

    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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      • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic (DFC, 4/28/18 11:30 a.m.-noon)
        – 67,000 viewers
        – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

        Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own (DFC, 4/28/18 noon-12:15 p.m.)
        – 57,000 viewers
        – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

    1. Do you have Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures at 9 AM and Walk the Prank at 11 AM on Disney XD and Elena of Avalor at 5 AM (Early Sunday 4/29) on Disney Channel, please?

      • Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: Ultra Adventures (Disney XD, 4/28/18 9:00-9:30 a.m.)
        – 148,000 viewers
        – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

        Walk the Prank (Disney XD, 4/28/18 11:00-11:30 a.m.)
        – 132,000 viewers
        – 0.02 adults 18-49 rating

        Elena of Avalor (Disney Channel, late 4/28/18 5:00-5:25 a.m.)
        – 500,000 viewers
        – 0.10 adults 18-49 rating

    2. Hi Sotb!

      Why do you feature fewer cable ratings these days? Are they no longer available to the press?