Saturday cable ratings: Duke-UNC scores for ESPN

ESPN’s coverage of Duke vs. North Carolina in college basketball scored strong ratings Saturday.

The game led the day’s originals with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.37 million viewers. Its 18-49 rating was more than double that of ESPN’s top game the previous week, and the total audience almost doubled last week.

“Live PD” was steady at 0.6 for A&E. “Dragon Ball Super” and “Dragon Ball Z Kai” each came in at 0.5 on Adult Swim.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 8:17 PM 3,369 1.1
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 8:07 PM 2,246 0.7
LIVE PD: 100 A&E 9:00 PM 1,876 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,155 0.5
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,030 0.5
LIGA MX UNIVISION DEPORTES 10:00 PM 918 0.4
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING SHOWTIME 10:44 PM 1,055 0.4
ALIEN: COVENANT HBO 8:00 PM 1,250 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 10:24 PM 1,128 0.4
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 6:04 PM 1,148 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HGTV 10:00 PM 1,438 0.3
BLACK CLOVER ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 708 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 12:00 PM 1,011 0.3
UFC PPV PRELIMS FS1 8:00 PM 905 0.3
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING SHOWTIME 10:13 PM 784 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,360 0.3
POWER RANGERS SNS NICK 12:00 PM 1,150 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:23 AM 772 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:00 PM 1,145 0.3
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 596 0.3
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM: IBO ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 558 0.3
LOG CABIN LIVING HGTV 11:30 PM 1,191 0.3
COLLEGE BASKETBALL ESPN 4:10 PM 926 0.3
CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING SHOWTIME 9:36 PM 673 0.3
PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 8:00 PM 918 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.