It was a sports-heavy night in the Saturday cable ratings. However, it was A&E’s “Live PD” that held onto the top spot of the night, maintaining its previous 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 for the third week in a row.
The NFL Network’s continued preseason coverage followed closely behind and scored several of the night’s other top spots, with its broadcasts of the Bengals vs Cowboys, Raiders vs Rams, and Seahawks vs Chargers games scoring 0.5 and 0.4s. Those numbers are in line with the network’s previous preseason broadcasts this year.
Meanwhile, NBC Sports’ coverage of the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol snuck into the top 3 of the night as well, with a 0.4 and 2.33 million viewers. HBO’s premiere of “Darkest Hour” scored a 0.2.
Outside of the top 25, the Disney Channel’s “DuckTales” managed to tick up one-tenth from its previous 0.1 to a 0.2, as did “Big Hero 6: The TV Series” (0.2).
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, August 18, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|LIVE PD: 141 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||2,035||0.7|
|NFL PRESEASON (LIVE)||NFL NETWORK||7:03 PM||1,632||0.5|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE||NBC SPORTS||6:52 PM||2,326||0.4|
|NFL PRESEASON (LIVE)||NFL NETWORK||4:07 PM||1,476||0.4|
|NFL PRESEASON (LIVE)||NFL NETWORK||10:06 PM||1,142||0.4|
|LIVE PD AC||A&E||8:06 PM||1,059||0.3|
|DRAGON BALL SUPER||ADULT||10:30 PM||704||0.3|
|NFL PRESEASON (LIVE)||NFL NETWORK||1:00 PM||1,069||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES START||NBC SPORTS||6:33 PM||1,474||0.3|
|POOL KINGS||HOME||11:00 PM||984||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||10:00 PM||1,241||0.3|
|GHOST ADV POP-UPS||TRAVEL||9:00 PM||682||0.3|
|POOL KINGS||HOME||11:30 PM||903||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||12:00 PM||627||0.3|
|FATAL VOWS||INVEST||10:00 PM||944||0.2|
|LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES||ESPN||8:10 PM||1,148||0.2|
|PIONEER WOMAN||FOOD||10:00 AM||1,288||0.2|
|ATTACK ON TITAN||ADULT||11:00 PM||517||0.2|
|DARKEST HOUR||HBO||8:00 PM||935||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||11:00 AM||552||0.2|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE||HALLMARK||9:00 PM||2,059||0.2|
|TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN||FOOD||10:30 AM||1,098||0.2|
|TOP RANK BOXING L||ESPN||10:00 PM||686||0.2|
|KITCHEN AT FN, THE||FOOD||11:00 AM||1,109||0.2|
|HAUNTED TOWNS||TRAVEL||10:00 PM||539||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.