“Live PD” improved week to week and kept its hold atop Saturday’s original cable shows.

The A&E series drew a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, putting it 0.2 ahead of a primetime college basketball game (Kentucky vs. West Virginia) on ESPN. College hoops and related programming took up six spots in the top 25.

Lifetime got solid numbers from its movie “Faith Under Fire” (0.5 in 18-49, 2.06 million), while Hallmark’s movie “Winter’s Dream” came in at 0.3 and 2.58 million.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 92 A&E 9:00 PM 2,095 0.8
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 7:00 PM 2,232 0.6
FAITH UNDER FIRE LIFETIME 8:00 PM 2,056 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 999 0.4
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 6:25 PM 1,178 0.4
ALL EYEZ ON ME HBO 8:00 PM 943 0.4
NHL SUPERSKILLS NBCSN 7:40 PM 942 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 4:29 PM 1,221 0.4
LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME 10:02 PM 1,309 0.4
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 782 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,544 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 4:10 PM 1,095 0.3
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE ID 10:00 PM 1,200 0.3
WINTER’S DREAM HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,578 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 11:00 AM 678 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 10:00 AM 645 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:00 PM 1,351 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,313 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:30 PM 1341 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 2:15 PM 948 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 AM 590 0.3
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 1,156 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:21 PM 582 0.3
CAROLINA RENO HGTV 2:00 PM 1,282 0.3
BOXING AFTER DARK HBO 11:44 PM 719 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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