ESPN won the Saturday cable ratings, with its “College Gameday” broadcast scoring a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.80 million viewers. The network’s “SportsCenter” coverage scored multiple other spots throughout the night’s top 25 with consistent 0.3s, while the Fresno State vs. Boise State (0.3) and Louisiana vs. Appalachian State (0.3) college football games landed in the lower half of the chart.

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” held steady with another 0.6, and the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” continued its 0.3 streak yet again. On HBO, the premiere of “Rampage” posted a 0.5 with 1.56 million viewers, easily beating the network’s “Tomb Raider” premiere (0.3, 1.23 million) from the week before.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, December 1, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,796 0.6
LIVE PD: 166 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,867 0.6
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: MINGLE ALL THE WAY HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,870 0.6
RAMPAGE HBO 8:00 PM 1,561 0.5
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 710 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 810 0.3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT – DOS SANTOS/TUIVASA FOX SPORTS 10:00 PM 702 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 816 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:16 AM 715 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:29 PM 773 0.3
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,258 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 558 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 731 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – FRESNO STATE/BOISE STATE ESPN 7:51 PM 1,036 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – LOUISIANA/APPALACHIAN STATE ESPN 12:00 PM 898 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 573 0.2
RIDICULOUS CAKES FOOD 3:00 PM 901 0.2
RISE OF THE TMNT NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 951 0.2
GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD 12:30 PM 957 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,213 0.2
KILLER UNKNOWN INVESTIGATION 10:00 PM 979 0.2
MARRIED TO MEDICINE BRAVO 9:00 PM 622 0.2
TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD 12:00 PM 1,082 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 7:00 AM 514 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 1,103 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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