ESPN’s primetime college basketball game between UCLA and Arizona delivered Saturday’s highest rating on cable among adults 18-49. The contest delivered a 0.7 rating.

College hoops-related telecasts took up six spots among the Top 25 original shows. “Dragon Ball Z Kai,” HBO’s premiere of “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” and a “SpongeBob” episode tied for second in the 18-49 demographic at 0.5.

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

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 8:16 PM 2,134 0.7
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES HBO 8:00 PM 1,255 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,162 0.5
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 7:59 PM 1,575 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 2,122 0.5
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 10:24 PM 1,484 0.5
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 974 0.4
NASCAR XFINITY POST FS1 7:16 PM 2,130 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 6:04 PM 1,377 0.4
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES FS1 3:30 PM 2,253 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:00 PM 1,073 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:29 AM 1,027 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM/UNICORN ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 907 0.4
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,758 0.4
COUNTING CARS HISTORY 9:30 PM 1,378 0.4
BUNSEN IS A BEAST NICK 10:30 AM 1,742 0.4
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICK 12:00 PM 1,288 0.3
LIGA MX 2 UNIVISION DEPORTES 9:59 PM 663 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICK 11:00 AM 1,564 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 1,666 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 2:04 PM 960 0.3
KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,244 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 4:12 PM 996 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,239 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:00 AM 728 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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