Once again, it was ESPN that took the top spot in the Saturday cable ratings. However, unlike the NFL wild card game that put the network on top the week before, it was college basketball that won the night this time around.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Duke vs. Florida State basketball game led with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.28 million viewers. The earlier game between Louisville and North Carolina landed a little lower with a 0.5 and 1.41 million viewers, while A&E’s “Live PD” came second in the night with a 0.5 as well, down a tenth from the 0.6 it had scored the previous Saturday.
Elsewhere, the HBO premiere of “Ocean’s 8” posted a 0.4 with 1.25 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, January 12, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – DUKE/FLORIDA STATE||ESPN||2:05 PM||2,275||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 177 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,782||0.5|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – LOUISVILLE/NORTH CAROLINA||ESPN||12:00 PM||1,409||0.5|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: ONE WINTER PROPOSAL||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||2,928||0.4|
|OCEANS 8||HBO||8:01 PM||1,245||0.4|
|NFL PRIMETIME||ESPN||12:00 AM||833||0.4|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||888||0.3|
|THE KITCHEN AT FN||FOOD||11:00 AM||1,512||0.3|
|DRAGON BALL SUPER||ADULT SWIM||11:00 PM||677||0.3|
|TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN||FOOD||12:00 PM||1,342||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||658||0.3|
|PIONEER WOMAN||FOOD||10:00 AM||1,295||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||2:00 AM||566||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER LATE||ESPN||11:00 PM||638||0.3|
|HENRY DANGER||NICKELODEON||8:00 PM||1,108||0.3|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN||ESPN||4:24 PM||718||0.2|
|GHOST ADVENTURES||TRAVEL||9:00 PM||595||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||553||0.2|
|THE OFFICE||NICK-AT-NITE||10:30 PM||550||0.2|
|OCEANS 8||HBO||10:56 PM||587||0.2|
|PREMIER LEAGUE – LIVERPOOL/BRIGHTON||NBC SPORTS||9:57 AM||545||0.2|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN||ESPN||6:21 PM||656||0.2|
|KING OF QUEENS||NICK-AT-NITE||3:18 AM||553||0.2|
|BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GEN||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||531||0.2|
|KING OF QUEENS||NICK-AT-NITE||3:52 AM||519||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.