College football programming on ESPN topped Saturday’s cable ratings, with a trio of games and “College GameDay” landing the first four spots among adults 18-49. An afternoon game between Michigan and Michigan State was the day’s No. 1 show with a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.65 million viewers.

A new episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” at 10:30 a.m. ET was the top non-sports original with a 0.6 rating and 2.17 million viewers.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 12:00 PM 4,647 1.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 7:06 PM 3,770 1.1
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 3:50 PM 3,657 1.0
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,772 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,441 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 2,159 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,328 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,171 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 2,093 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,982 0.5
SPORTSCENTER PRIME L ESPN 10:30 PM 1,788 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,210 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,204 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 8:00 PM 3,371 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN2 7:20 PM 1,519 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,502 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,397 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,734 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,296 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 912 0.4
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,508 0.4
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L FOX SPORTS 1 3:30 PM 1,376 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 820 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 984 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:25 PM 1,045 0.4
STAR WARS: ATTACK CLONES TBS NETWORK 5:52 PM 1,136 0.4
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 774 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 807 0.4
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 6:00 PM 2,295 0.4
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,442 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 7:20 PM 992 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,314 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 814 0.4
AMC FEARFEST AMC 9:00 PM 864 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:50 AM 810 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 792 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,454 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,520 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 766 0.3
AMC FEARFEST AMC 7:00 PM 876 0.3
GAME SHAKERS NICKELODEON 9:00 PM 1,574 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:00 PM 1,407 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,342 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 839 0.3
THUNDERMANS NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 1,533 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 798 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 919 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:15 PM 957 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:30 PM 1,400 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 963 0.3
STAR WARS: PHANTOM MENACE TBS NETWORK 3:06 PM 934 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,456 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:00 AM 781 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 3:30 PM 1,265 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 771 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,473 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 791 0.3
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 744 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 12:00 AM 724 0.3
DREAM CORP LLC ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 712 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:30 PM 1,373 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:30 PM 1,461 0.3
GODZILLA (2014) TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,071 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 10:50 PM 1,063 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,416 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 5:00 PM 1,338 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 826 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 12:30 AM 727 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 809 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,356 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,315 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,458 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:00 AM 696 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:30 PM 1,310 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 816 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:55 AM 1,392 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 748 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 7:00 PM 1,277 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 12:30 PM 1,358 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 832 0.3
FLIP OR FLOP HOME AND GARDEN TV 6:30 PM 1,305 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,355 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 4:00 PM 1,828 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:30 AM 1,331 0.3
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 988 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 1:00 PM 1,355 0.3
TNT SATURDAY MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 5:00 PM 826 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL CHANNEL 9:00 PM 751 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,011 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,321 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING L ESPN 2:20 AM 623 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 654 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 7:00 PM 1,392 0.3
HALLMARK MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 10:00 PM 1,961 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 637 0.3
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 640 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:00 AM 694 0.3
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 950 0.3
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST USA NETWORK 1:30 PM 774 0.3
BE INSPIRED SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,234 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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