The long break between seasons of “Doctor Who” resulted in markedly lower ratings for the show’s return on Saturday.
The 10th season of the show premiered on BBC America Saturday to 921,000 viewers and a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49. That’s very good for the channel on most nights — but well below the Season 9 premiere way back in September 2015, which drew 2 million viewers and 0.9 in the 18-49 demographic. Spinoff series “Class” debuted outside the Top 25 originals with a 0.2 and 535,000 viewers.
Saturday’s premiere was more in line with the ratings for the 2016 Christmas special (0.4, 1.14 million).
ESPN had the Top 3 programs of the day with a trio of NBA playoff games. A primetime contest between the Spurs and Grizzlies finished on top with a 1.2 and 3.16 million viewers.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, April 15, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||ESPN||8:03 PM||3,156||1.2|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||ESPN||10:39 PM||2,910||1.2|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||ESPN||5:30 PM||2,592||1.0|
|SUICIDE SQUAD||HBO||8:00 PM||2,138||0.9|
|SAMURAI JACK||ADULT SWIM||11:00 PM||1,297||0.7|
|DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL||ADULT SWIM||12:05 AM||924||0.5|
|LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,283||0.4|
|JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE||ADULT SWIM||12:30 AM||829||0.4|
|JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE||ADULT SWIM||1:00 AM||747||0.4|
|DRAGON BALL SUPER||ADULT SWIM||8:00 PM||870||0.4|
|DOCTOR WHO||BBC AMERICA||9:00 PM||921||0.3|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||NBCSN||7:03 PM||759||0.3|
|MOUNTAIN LIFE||HGTV||11:00 PM||1,368||0.3|
|HENRY DANGER||NICK||8:00 PM||1,723||0.3|
|FLIPPING VIRGINS||HGTV||11:00 AM||1,278||0.3|
|HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,455||0.3|
|MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM/UNICORN||ADULT SWIM||2:00 AM||555||0.3|
|PIONEER WOMAN||FOOD||10:00 AM||1,275||0.3|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,364||0.3|
|NICKY, RICKY, DICKY & DAWN||NICK||8:30 PM||1,516||0.3|
|GHOST ADVENTURES||TRAVEL||9:00 PM||668||0.3|
|MOUNTAIN LIFE||HGTV||11:30 PM||1,200||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.