ESPN returned to the top of the Saturday cable ratings this week.

The network’s broadcast of the Duke vs. Virginia college basketball game took the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.32 million viewers. ESPN’s coverage of the earlier game between Florida and Tennessee landed lower in the chart, and posted a 0.4 with 1.38 million viewers.

Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” came second in the night, but managed to score the same 0.7 it has the past several Saturdays.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, February 9, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – DUKE/VIRGINIA ESPN 6:01 PM 3,318 1.1
LIVE PD: 185 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 2,158 0.7
UFC PPV PRELIMS ESPN 8:02 PM 1,339 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 803 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – FLORIDA/TENNESSEE ESPN 4:00 PM 1,379 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: THE STORY OF US HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,619 0.3
HEART OF DARKNESS INVEST 9:00 PM 1,138 0.3
MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: VICTORIA GOTTI:MY FATHR D LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,411 0.3
BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 557 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,407 0.3
HELP MY HOUSE HOME 2:00 PM 1,175 0.3
RISE OF THE TMNT NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 990 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 1,365 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 12:11 AM 529 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,248 0.2
LOG CABIN LIVING HOME 11:00 PM 1,110 0.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – OKLAHOMA STATE/KANSAS ESPN 12:00 PM 796 0.2
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 975 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 10:00 AM 539 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 464 0.2
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – WASHINGTON/ARIZONA STATE ESPN 10:00 PM 584 0.2
GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD 12:30 PM 989 0.2
LIGA MX SAT 2 – NECAXA / GUADALAJARA UNIVISION 9:59 PM 455 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 474 0.2
LIGA MX SAT – AMERICA / LEON UNIVISION 7:56 PM 476 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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