Lifetime’s remake of the movie “Beaches” was the top original program on cable Saturday among adults 18-49. The film, starring Nia Long and Idina Menzel, earned a 0.6 rating in the demographic and 2.21 million viewers.

The viewer total is in line with that of the channel’s “Surviving Compton” (2.29 million) in October, though the latter fared better with younger viewers (0.9 in adults 18-49).

A “Big Bang Theory” rerun on TBS was Saturday’s top cable performer in adults 18-49 at 0.8. “The Five” on Fox News (3.6 million) led the viewer race.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,336 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,258 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 2,176 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,117 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,932 0.7
MOVIE- LOM PREM/BEACHES LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 2,211 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,389 0.6
BELLATOR MMA LIVE SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 1,374 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,086 0.5
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 3:00 PM 2,448 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 2,142 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 2,007 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:25 PM 1,442 0.5
LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER CNN 4:00 PM 2,262 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 6:45 PM 1,380 0.5
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:30 PM 1,622 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,622 0.5
BOSS, THE HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,373 0.5
WOLF CNN 1:00 PM 2,233 0.5
SITUATION ROOM CNN 5:00 PM 2,311 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,997 0.5
AMC CELEBRATES AMC 7:00 PM 1,495 0.5
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 1,555 0.5
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 2,148 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 6:09 PM 1,633 0.5
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT CNN 7:00 PM 2,179 0.5
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 2,141 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,041 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,674 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,024 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,092 0.5
COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 AM 3,596 0.4
ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 1,995 0.4
INSIDE POLITICS CNN 12:00 PM 2,154 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 1,506 0.4
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 AM 3,200 0.4
SMERCONISH CNN 6:00 PM 2,090 0.4
COST OF FREEDOM, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 11:00 AM 3,505 0.4
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 925 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,745 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:30 PM 1,436 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 889 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 9:00 PM 1,351 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,399 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 3:56 PM 1,280 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 853 0.4
SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER FOX NEWS CHANNEL 6:00 PM 3,446 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,043 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 1,754 0.4
CNN TONIGHT CNN 11:00 PM 1,524 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:30 PM 1,353 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,633 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 8:14 PM 1,374 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 832 0.4
AMC MOVIE AMC 6:00 PM 1,281 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 PM 1,478 0.4
FIVE, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 PM 3,598 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,534 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1,061 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 4:35 PM 1,067 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,614 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:30 PM 1,245 0.4
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,530 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 785 0.4
WATTERS WORLD FOX NEWS CHANNEL 8:00 PM 2,995 0.4
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 12:00 PM 3,205 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,553 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 1,445 0.4
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 1,245 0.4
MSNBC LIVE WKND EDITION MSNBC 5:00 PM 2,252 0.4
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,866 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 759 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 3:00 PM 1,247 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 797 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 761 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,597 0.4
AMERICAS NEWSROOM FOX NEWS CHANNEL 1:00 PM 2,909 0.4
JUSTICE W/ JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,413 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 726 0.4
GREG GUTFELD SHOW, THE FOX NEWS CHANNEL 10:00 PM 2,529 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 838 0.4
COPS SPIKE TV 7:30 PM 1,099 0.4
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,461 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 847 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:00 PM 1,427 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 1,232 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,578 0.3
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,472 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,055 0.3
LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:01 PM 1,180 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 917 0.3
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 760 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,215 0.3
FINDING NEMO DISNEY JUNIOR 11:30 AM 1,172 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 803 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 2:03 PM 1,107 0.3
COPS SPIKE TV 6:30 PM 981 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 11:55 PM 834 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,439 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 4:22 PM 1,088 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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