The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was a very slow one for original shows on cable. No original program scored higher than a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49 for the day, and only two made it above 2 million viewers.

A pair of movie premieres on HBO (“Storks” and “X-Men: Apocalypse”), three HGTV shows (“Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation” and two episodes of “We Bought the Farm”) and ID’s “Fatal Vows” tied for the lead among adults 18-49 at 0.3.

“Justice with Judge Jeanine” (2.08 million, not in the Top 25 in adults 18-49) on Fox News and Hallmark’s movie “All for Love” (2.01 million, 0.2 in 18-49) were the total-viewer leaders for the day.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, May 27, 2017

Shows Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
STORKS HBO 8:00 PM 877 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 9:00 PM 1,365 0.3
WE BOUGHT THE FARM HGTV 11:30 PM 1,290 0.3
WE BOUGHT THE FARM HGTV 11:00 PM 1,262 0.3
FATAL VOWS ID 10:00 PM 1,022 0.3
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE HBO 9:30 PM 589 0.3
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 1,733 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS 8:00 AM 1,684 0.2
COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONAL ESPN 9:23 PM 764 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,090 0.2
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 749 0.2
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION CARTOON 7:30 AM 664 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES POP-UPS TRAVEL 9:00 PM 564 0.2
COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONAL ESPN 1:00 PM 675 0.2
SELECCION MEXCIANA: MEXICO/CROATIA UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:48 PM 440 0.2
FOOD PARADISE FOOD 6:00 PM 627 0.2
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE CARTOON 6:30 AM 580 0.2
MOVIE: ALL FOR LOVE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,007 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 901 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 943 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 884 0.2
THE COST OF FREEDOM FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 1,525 0.2
COLL SOFTBALL SUPER REGIONAL ESPN 7:35 PM 805 0.2
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:17 PM 482 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 411 0.2

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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