Saturday cable ratings: College football’s return dominates

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The first weekend of college football gave Saturday’s cable ratings a big boost over recent weeks. ESPN’s prime-time telecast of Clemson vs. Auburn finished first for the day with a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.74 million viewers, and football-related programming claimed six of the Top 10 spots in the rankings.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 9:21 PM 4,742 1.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 5:24 PM 3,529 1.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:37 AM 2,246 1.0
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 2,147 0.9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 12:01 PM 2,135 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,559 0.7
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 2:00 AM 1,268 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,368 0.6
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 1,244 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,866 0.5
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,277 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,940 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,953 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:30 PM 1,258 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 2,001 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,926 0.5
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 3:19 PM 1,164 0.5
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,129 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,849 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,784 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 2:30 PM 1,133 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,737 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,130 0.4
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,029 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,698 0.4
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 962 0.4
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 880 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 966 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,548 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,490 0.4
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 860 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 848 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 904 0.4
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 859 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,778 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 9:00 PM 930 0.4
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,417 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 844 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 907 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:30 PM 1,452 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 879 0.3
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 769 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:30 AM 829 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,677 0.3
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 740 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,688 0.3
M D E: WORLD PEACE ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 740 0.3
ITS UNBUNGALIEVABLE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,269 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,232 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 936 0.3
OVER THE HEDGE THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,138 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,534 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,619 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,486 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:28 AM 798 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,606 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,228 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN2 10:41 AM 764 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,286 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,446 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 873 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L FOX SPORTS 1 10:39 PM 728 0.3
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 706 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 770 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 1,407 0.3
COPS SPIKE TV 10:30 PM 921 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 3:33 PM 768 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:55 AM 1,337 0.3
LAW & ORDER TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 9:00 AM 1,186 0.3
EARTH GHOST ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 686 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 1,296 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 PM 1,345 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,121 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 685 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:56 AM 771 0.3
COPS SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 929 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:00 PM 1,311 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 773 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 765 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 855 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 12:30 PM 1,249 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,152 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 710 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:30 AM 1,339 0.3
DUCKWORTH ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 656 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 1,321 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 750 0.3
PACIFIC RIM TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 829 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 702 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,350 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN2 7:30 AM 682 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 725 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:30 PM 1,446 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 10:30 AM 1,291 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:30 AM 1,142 0.3
DEADLY WOMEN INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 1:00 AM 811 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 627 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,232 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY JUNIOR 9:55 AM 1,006 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 1,115 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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