Live football dominated the Saturday cable ratings for the second week in a row.
The NFL Network’s broadcast of the Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers game led the night with a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49, up a tenth from the 2.2 that the Cleveland vs. Denver game had scored the Saturday before. Meanwhile, the earlier game between Washington and Tennessee came second in the night with a 1.6, followed by the network’s usual pre-kick (1.6) special.
ESPN landed fairly high in the chart as well, with its broadcasts of the Houston Cougars vs. Army Black Knights (0.6) and Memphis vs. Wake Forest (0.6) college football games placing sixth and seventh in the top 25. Elsewhere, part 2 of the “Live PD: Top 40 Moments of 2018” special raked in a 0.5 with 1.79 million viewers on A&E.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, December 22, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NFL FOOTBALL 2018 WK 16 – BAL VS. LAC||NFL NETWORK||8:21 PM||8,207||2.3|
|NFL FOOTBALL 2018 WK 16 – WAS VS. TEN||NFL NETWORK||4:31 PM||6,191||1.6|
|NFL PRE-KICK||NFL NETWORK||8:00 PM||5,609||1.6|
|NFL POST-GAME||NFL NETWORK||7:15 PM||5,482||1.6|
|NFL POST-GAME||NFL NETWORK||11:18 PM||3,334||1.2|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – HOUSTON/ARMY||ESPN||3:42 PM||2,577||0.6|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – MEMPHIS/WAKE FOREST||ESPN||12:00 PM||2,533||0.6|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||3,345||0.5|
|LIVE PD SPECIALS: TOP 40 MOMENTS 2018 PT2||A&E||9:00 PM||1,790||0.5|
|NFL TOTAL ACCESS||NFL NETWORK||11:47 PM||1,239||0.5|
|NFL PRE-KICK||NFL NETWORK||4:00 PM||1,571||0.4|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – BUFFALO/TROY||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,698||0.4|
|COLL FTBL BOWL GAME – HAWAII/LOUISIANA TECH||ESPN||10:34 PM||1,159||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||11:00 AM||764||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||692||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||667||0.3|
|NFL GAMEDAY KICKOFF||NFL NETWORK||3:30 PM||810||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:15 AM||568||0.2|
|GUYS RANCH KITCHEN||FOOD||12:30 PM||901||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||542||0.2|
|TOTAL DRAMARAMA||CARTOON||9:00 AM||700||0.2|
|CNN NEWSROOM||CNN||12:00 PM||1,260||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN2||11:09 PM||517||0.2|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – KANSAS/ARIZONA STATE||ESPN2||9:08 PM||814||0.2|
|HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION||HOME||10:00 PM||933||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.