TBS’ coverage of the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight round gave it a dominant win in the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

The network’s broadcast of the Purdue vs. Virginia game took the no. 1 spot in the chart with a 2.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 10.49 million viewers, while the earlier game between Gonzaga and Texas Tech came third in the night with a 2.0 and 7.72 million viewers. Both games came in just slightly below the 3.0 and 2.2 ratings that TBS’ Elite Eight broadcasts scored a year ago.

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” returned with a 0.6, matching its last Saturday night broadcast.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 30, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
NCAA BSKBL CHMP SA-2 – PURDUE VS VIRGINIA TBS 8:45 PM 10,486 2.9
NCAA BSKBL-BRIDGE-SAT TBS 8:29 PM 8,826 2.6
NCAA BSKBL CHMP SA-1 – TEXAS TECH VS GONZAGA TBS 6:00 PM 7,722 2.0
NCAA BKB POST GAME-SA TBS 11:15 PM 3,701 1.2
LIVE PD: 195 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,949 0.6
LAST OG POST ELITE TBS 11:45 PM 1,633 0.6
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 777 0.3
ROAD TO FINAL FOUR TBS 5:00 PM 1,225 0.3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT – BARBOZA VS. GAETHJE ESPN 7:00 PM 828 0.3
BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 507 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: A BRUSH WITH LOVE HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,057 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,116 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:00 AM 454 0.2
POWER RANGERS BM NICKELODEON 8:00 AM 713 0.2
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMUNKS NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 925 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 657 0.2
LIGA MX SAT – AMERICA / TIGRES UNIVISION 8:56 PM 526 0.2
TRADING SPACES TLC 8:00 PM 760 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – WATFORD/MANCHESTER UNITED NBC SPORTS 10:56 AM 493 0.2
PGA TOUR: 2019 WGC-DELL MATCH PLAY GOLF CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,249 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 588 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 11:59 PM 509 0.2
KING OF QUEENS NICK-AT-NITE 5:08 AM 442 0.2
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 418 0.2
VICTOR & VALENTINO CARTOON 10:00 AM 649 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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