Somewhat unusually for a fall Saturday, college football didn’t take the No. 1 spot in the cable ratings. That honor went to Game 1 of the National League Championship series on Fox Sports 1. The game between major-market teams the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers scored a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.92 million viewers.

Lifetime’s movie “Surviving Compton” came in second for the day with a 0.9 and 2.29 million viewers, with the accompanying “Beyond the Headlines” special scoring a 0.8. ESPN’s prime-time college football game also drew a 0.8.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 8:01 PM 5,924 1.6
MOVIE- LOM PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 2,286 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,753 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,703 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 7:04 PM 2,540 0.8
BEYOND THE HEADLINES LIFETIME TELEVISION 10:02 PM 1,926 0.8
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,432 0.6
MLB ALCS TBS NETWORK 4:00 PM 2,608 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,706 0.6
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,232 0.6
MLB NLCS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 11:48 PM 1,716 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,305 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,731 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,789 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 12:00 PM 1,775 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,654 0.5
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,077 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 924 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,628 0.5
STREETS OF COMPTON LIFETIME TELEVISION 11:02 PM 1,191 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 1,098 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:30 PM 1,189 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,070 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,767 0.4
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 819 0.4
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 7:00 PM 1,332 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,823 0.4
MOVIE- LOM PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 12:02 AM 935 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 2:30 PM 996 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 898 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,428 0.4
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 1,425 0.4
HUNTER X HUNTER ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 846 0.4
M D E: WORLD PEACE ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 734 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 7:00 PM 717 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 836 0.4
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,374 0.4
MONSTER HOUSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,453 0.4
TOY STORY 3 DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 PM 1,543 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,467 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 816 0.4
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,433 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 830 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,418 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 848 0.4
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 693 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,461 0.4
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 1,318 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 10:54 PM 1,311 0.4
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:30 AM 1,267 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,384 0.4
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 1,043 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,296 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 823 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 912 0.3
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 778 0.3
LUCY:DAUGHTER OF DEVIL ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 662 0.3
LEGO MOVIE THE CARTOON NETWORK 3:30 PM 1,245 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 866 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 688 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:51 AM 733 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 763 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 649 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,412 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 751 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,209 0.3
MLB NLCS PRE GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 7:30 PM 1,152 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,256 0.3
BRAD NEELYS HARG NALLIN S ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 636 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 657 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 833 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 734 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 893 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,755 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 713 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 941 0.3
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,376 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L FOX SPORTS 1 11:59 AM 834 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 752 0.3
INSIDE THE MLB TBS NETWORK 7:06 PM 1,103 0.3
HARVEY BEAKS NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,285 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 869 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 3:30 PM 961 0.3
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,066 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,286 0.3
ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 702 0.3
DIVERGENT TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 839 0.3
SCHOOL OF ROCK NICKELODEON 9:00 PM 1,582 0.3
ITS UNBUNGALIEVABLE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,319 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,275 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:30 AM 753 0.3
JOY (2015) HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,002 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 1,300 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 3:12 PM 1,027 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,127 0.3
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:30 AM 1,066 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 9:00 AM 1,148 0.3
FIXER UPPER HOME AND GARDEN TV 11:00 AM 1,350 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:58 PM 1,140 0.3
AMC FEARFEST AMC 8:57 PM 616 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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