An NFL playoff game was easily the top-rated show on cable Saturday.

ESPN’s simulcast of the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs game in the wild card round drew 6.15 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 (it also aired on ABC).

“Live PD” was the top non-sports show in adults 18-49 with a 0.6 rating. Hallmark’s movie “Love on the Slopes” finished second in viewers behind the NFL game with 2.8 million people watching.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NFL WILD CARD ESPN 4:20 PM 6,152 2.0
LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,902 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 2:51 PM 1,704 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 971 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 869 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 1:00 PM 1,297 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 8:09 PM 1,220 0.4
LOVE ON THE SLOPES HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,797 0.4
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 12:00 PM 991 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 11:05 PM 933 0.4
FCS CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,515 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,295 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,379 0.3
BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 642 0.3
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 1,141 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:00 AM 631 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:00 PM 1,153 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:30 PM 1,269 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,415 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 703 0.3
NFL PRIMETIME ESPN 12:00 AM 751 0.3
A TALE OF TWO COREYS LIFETIME 8:00 PM 885 0.3
LIFETIME SPECIAL LIFETIME 10:00 PM 795 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 798 0.3
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 530 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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