This year’s “NBA All-Star Saturday Night” event easily took the no. 1 spot in the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

TNT’s broadcast of the all-star festivities posted a 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 with 5.02 million viewers, up from both the 2.1 and the 4.66 million viewers that it had posted in 2018. It scored more than a whole point higher in the demo than any of the night’s other shows too, as ESPN’s broadcast of the Tennessee vs. Kentucky college basketball game came second with a 0.8 and 3.01 million viewers.

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” landed fairly high as well, despite ticking down from its previous 0.7 to a 0.6. Meanwhile, the HBO premiere of “Deadpool 2” grabbed a 0.6 with 1.68 million viewers, making it one of the network’s highest-rated movie premieres in recent months.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, February 16, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NBA ALLSTAR SAT NIGHT TNT 8:00 PM 5,018 2.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY ESPN 8:06 PM 3,009 0.8
NBA ALLSTAR TIP OFF TNT 7:00 PM 1,506 0.6
LIVE PD: 187 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,084 0.6
DEADPOOL 2 HBO 8:00 PM 1,681 0.6
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – N.C. STATE/DUKE ESPN 6:05 PM 1,859 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 822 0.4
AAF FOOTBALL – STALLIONS/IRON TNT 2:00 PM 1,018 0.4
ALLSTAR MOTORSPORTS CHAL TNT 5:00 PM 797 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 10:19 PM 1,082 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE, ROMANCE & CHOCOLATE HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,065 0.3
PLAYERS ONLY TNT 6:00 PM 737 0.3
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 600 0.3
FINDING GIANNIS TNT 6:30 PM 761 0.3
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE INVEST 10:00 PM 1,237 0.3
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN ESPN 4:18 PM 871 0.3
SWORD ART OL: ALICIZATION ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 513 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 1,316 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,329 0.3
HEART OF DARKNESS INVEST 9:00 PM 1,115 0.3
20/20 ON ID PRSN: HOMICIDE INVEST 11:00 PM 1,162 0.2
DEADPOOL 2 HBO 12:00 AM 541 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:03 AM 607 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,221 0.2
MEGALOBOX ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 424 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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