For the second week in a row, the Saturday cable ratings were dominated by college football.

ESPN’s “College Football Scoreboard” and “College Gameday” specials scored the night’s top 2 spots with 0.7 and 0.6 ratings, respectively, among adults 18-49. The network’s broadcasts of the South Alabama vs. Nebraska (1.77 million viewers) and Georgia vs. Vanderbilt (1.82 million viewers) games followed closely behind with matching 0.6s as well.

In total, ESPN grabbed 10 of the night’s top 25 spots. Meanwhile, ESPN2’s coverage of the third round of the U.S. Open raked in a 0.3 with 1.83 million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, August 31, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 7:06 PM 2,093 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,768 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – SOUTH ALABAMA/NEBRASKA ESPN 12:00 PM 1,780 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – GEORGIA/VANDERBILT ESPN 7:30 PM 1,822 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:35 PM 1,775 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – FRESNO STATE/USC ESPN 10:59 PM 1,649 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 746 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – BOISE STATE/FLORIDA STATE ESPNEWS 12:00 PM 1,194 0.3
TENNIS: US OPEN PRIME – THIRD ROUND ESPN2 6:54 PM 1,833 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 2:22 AM 759 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 667 0.2
GEN:LOCK ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 463 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 419 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – SHEFFIELD/CHELSEA NBC SPORTS 9:57 AM 506 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG 10 – MIAMI (OH)/IOWA FOX SPORTS 1 7:48 PM 707 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,069 0.2
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 382 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 1,316 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – GEORGIA STATE/TENNESSEE ESPNU 3:38 PM 702 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,288 0.2
FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 349 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 440 0.2
WEATHER CHANNEL LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,222 0.2
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 296 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 900 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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