“Live PD” maintained its dominance over the Saturday cable ratings yet again.

The A&E series topped the night’s top 25 chart with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.99 million viewers, steady with its last Saturday broadcast. The NFL Network’s NFL Preseason Live coverage came second with a 0.4 and 1,66 million viewers, while the network’s broadcasts of the Dallas vs. Los Angeles (0.3, 1.13 million) and Cleveland vs. Indianapolis (0.3, 1.20 million) games landed a little lower in the chart.

Elsewhere, NBC Sports’ coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series race in Bristol rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 0.4 and 2.5 million viewers. HBO’s premiere broadcast of “The Mule” raked in a 0.3 with 1.2 million viewers, predictably scoring lower than the 0.6 and 1.99 million viewers that the “Aquaman” premiere scored the week before.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, August 17, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 231 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,986 0.6
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,660 0.4
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: BRISTOL NBC SPORTS 7:57 PM 2,503 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 771 0.4
UFC PPV PRELIMS: UFC 241 – CORMIER/MIOCIC 2 ESPN 8:00 PM 817 0.3
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) 2019 – DAL VS. LAR NFL NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,125 0.3
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) 2019 – CLE VS. IND NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,203 0.3
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:11 PM 1,305 0.3
THE MULE HBO 8:00 PM 1,200 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES START NBC SPORTS 7:33 PM 2,237 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,150 0.3
GEN:LOCK ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 453 0.3
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 410 0.2
LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD ESPN 1:00 PM 940 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: A SUMMER ROMANCE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,392 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD NETWORK 10:30 AM 967 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – LIVERPOOL/SOUTHAMPTON NBC SPORTS 9:57 AM 627 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 884 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 959 0.2
PREMIER LG LIVE STUDIO NBC SPORTS 12:03 PM 467 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,120 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 465 0.2
FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 350 0.2
LUPIN THE 3RD: PART 5 ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 333 0.2
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 828 0.2

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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