Despite there being several live sports broadcasts throughout the day, “Live PD” maintained its hold over the Saturday cable ratings yet again last week.

The A&E series led the ratings with a 0.7 in adults 18-49, the same as what it had scored the week before, and 2.08 million viewers. Meanwhile, the NFL Network’s broadcast of the preseason game between the Steelers and the Titans came in second with a 0.4, in line with how the network’s other preseason coverage has been performing this year.

The network’s broadcast of the earlier game between Kansas City and Chicago landed a little lower in the top 25, scoring a 0.3 with 994,000 viewers. On HBO, the premiere broadcast of “Father Figures” grabbed a 0.3, up one-tenth from the 0.2 that the “Darkest Hour” premiere had scored the week before.

Outside of the top 25, the Disney Channel’s “Big Hero 6: The TV Series” fell back down a tenth from a 0.2 to a 0.1.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, August 25, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
LIVE PD: 143 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,076 0.7
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 4:05 PM 1,373 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT 10:30 PM 707 0.3
FATHER FIGURES HBO 8:00 PM 1,005 0.3
POWER RANGERS SNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,239 0.3
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,082 0.3
NFL PRESEASON (LIVE) NFL NETWORK 1:00 PM 994 0.3
MOUNTAIN LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,369 0.3
GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL 9:00 PM 729 0.3
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 11:00 AM 648 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,371 0.3
ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT 11:30 PM 528 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 1,292 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 9:00 PM 1,201 0.3
MOUNTAIN LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,307 0.3
FATAL VOWS INVEST 10:00 PM 906 0.2
CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 10:00 PM 1,223 0.2
UFC FIGHT NIGHT L FOX SPORTS 10:06 PM 596 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 AM 499 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE L NBC SPORTS 9:58 AM 537 0.2
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL L ESPN 12:00 PM 505 0.2
NFL GAMEDAY LIVE NFL NETWORK 6:59 PM 639 0.2
TOP RANK BOXING ESPN 10:51 PM 532 0.2
IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE OWN 9:00 PM 606 0.2
HAUNTED TOWNS TRAVEL 10:00 PM 499 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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