The opening game of baseball’s National League Championship Series carried TBS to the top of the cable ratings Saturday.

Game 1 of the Cubs-Dodgers series brought in 6.33 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49, finishing well ahead of ESPN’s primetime college football game (Arkansas at Alabama, 3.87 million and 1.1).

The top non-sports show of the day was “Live PD,” which posted a 0.6 in adults 18-49 on A&E. “Dragon Ball Super” (0.5, 1.17 million) had an above-average showing on Adult Swim.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NLCS – CUBS/DODGERS GM 1 TBS 8:00 PM 6,326 1.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:25 PM 3,866 1.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:30 PM 3,619 1.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:45 PM 2,277 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 2,532 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 10:13 PM 2,320 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:15 PM 2,432 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,884 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG TEN FS1 7:34 PM 2,375 0.7
LIVE PD: 66 A&E 9:00 PM 1,817 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 7:05 PM 2,112 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 1,167 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:42 PM 1,474 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:08 AM 1,201 0.5
MLB ON DECK TBS 7:30 PM 1,722 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 842 0.4
BUNSEN IS A BEAST NICK 11:30 AM 1,424 0.4
LOVE STRUCK CAFE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,592 0.4
FIFTY SHADES DARKER HBO 8:00 PM 908 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:10 AM 762 0.3
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 638 0.3
ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN NICK 8:00 PM 1,428 0.3
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICK 12:00 PM 1,112 0.3
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION CARTOON 7:00 AM 583 0.3
GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 1,126 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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