College football absolutely dominated the Friday cable ratings this past weekend.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M game topped the day’s cable chart with a 1.1 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 4.9 million viewers. Meanwhile, the network’s broadcasts of the Michigan State vs. Wake Forest and Air Force vs. Washington State games rounded out the night’s top 3 with 0.8 and 0.7 ratings, respectively.

Fox Sports’ coverage of the Holiday Bowl game between Iowa and USC followed closely behind ESPN’s top 3 broadcasts with a 0.7 rating of its own, and 2.5 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Friday, December 27, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – OKLAHOMA STATE/TEXAS A&M ESPN 6:48 PM 4,895 1.1
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – MICHIGAN STATE/WAKE FOREST ESPN 3:24 PM 3,795 0.8
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – AIR FORCE/WASHINGTON STATE ESPN 10:16 PM 2,617 0.7
HOLIDAY BOWL – IOWA/USC FOX SPORTS 1 8:01 PM 2,500 0.7
COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – NORTH CAROLINA/TEMPLE ESPN 12:00 PM 2,071 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:38 AM 870 0.3
MY LOTTERY DREAM HOME HOME 9:00 PM 1,542 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:00 PM 786 0.3
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 865 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 1:00 AM 583 0.2
HOLIDAY BOWL POST GAME FOX SPORTS 1 11:50 PM 680 0.2
FIRST TAKE ESPN 10:00 AM 554 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 414 0.2
TUCKER CARLSON SPECIAL FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 2,222 0.2
THE FIVE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 2,436 0.2
90 DAY FIANCE: CLIP SHOW TLC 8:00 PM 739 0.2
HANNITY SPECIAL FOX NEWS 9:00 PM 2,147 0.2
INGRAHAM ANGLE SPECIAL FOX NEWS 10:00 PM 1,788 0.1
SPECIAL RPT WITH BRET BAIER FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 1,834 0.1
PREMIER LEAGUE – MANCHESTER CITY/WOLVES NBC SPORTS 2:40 PM 331 0.1
RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 1,531 0.1
GET UP ESPN 8:00 AM 395 0.1
THE STORY FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 1,669 0.1
FOX AND FRIENDS FOX NEWS 7:00 AM 1,411 0.1
LOVE AFTER LOCKUP: FL WETV 12:00 AM 302 0.1

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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