A late-night “SportsCenter” and continuing coverage of Hurricane Harvey topped Saturday’s original cable ratings.

“SportsCenter” at 1:26 a.m. ET, following the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view fight, led the adults 18-49 rankings with a 0.6 rating. The channel also kicked off its college football coverage, but with no real marquee games, the highest-rated one was an afternoon contest between BYU and Portland State (0.3, 939,000 viewers).

The Weather Channel took seven spots in the top 25 with its Harvey coverage, peaking from 10 a.m.-noon ET at 0.4 and 1.76 million viewers. CNN and Fox News also had several places in the top 25.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:26 AM 1,290 0.6
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 1,754 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,760 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 AM 1,048 0.4
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 779 0.4
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 11:00 AM 871 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,713 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 12:00 PM 1,677 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:03 PM 939 0.3
LONE STAR FLIP HGTV 2:00 PM 1,296 0.3
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICK 12:00 PM 1,241 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 1:00 PM 1,445 0.3
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 595 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,383 0.3
THE COST OF FREEDOM FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 2,006 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 679 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 1,417 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ESPN 6:30 PM 725 0.3
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 2,128 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 1,424 0.3
TOKYO GHOUL ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 548 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER CHANNEL 2:00 PM 1,339 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:08 PM 653 0.3
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 9:00 PM 1,258 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 1,375 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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