The only show on cable to reach a 1.0 rating Saturday was ESPN’s telecast of North Carolina vs. Duke in college basketball. Prelimary bouts of a UFC card on Fox Sports 1 drew a 0.8.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 5, 2016

Show Net Time Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 6:30 PM 3,174 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:30 PM 1,980 0.9
UFC PPV PRELIMS L FS1 8:00 PM 1,843 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,882 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:30 PM 2,251 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 10:00 PM 2,256 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:00 PM 2,187 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 9:30 PM 2,183 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 1,593 0.7
RATATOUILLE DSNY 8:00 PM 2,364 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:30 PM 2,099 0.7
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADSM 12:00 AM 1,442 0.7
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 10:00 PM 1,398 0.6
SPY HBOM 8:00 PM 1,698 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 8:00 PM 1,799 0.6
DIMENSION W ADSM 12:30 AM 1,172 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 6:02 PM 1,480 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 11:00 AM 2,225 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FRFM 6:00 PM 1,366 0.5
SATURDAY MOVIE FRFM 2:45 PM 1,381 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 11:30 AM 2,123 0.5
MYTHBUSTERS DISC 9:00 PM 1,169 0.5
FIXER UPPER HGTV 10:00 AM 1,848 0.5
FIXER UPPER HGTV 11:00 AM 2,104 0.5
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 8:37 PM 1,554 0.5
MYTHBUSTERS DISC 8:00 PM 1,233 0.5
FIXER UPPER HGTV 12:00 PM 2,325 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 2,008 0.5
AMERICAS CHOICE 2016 CNN 10:00 PM 2,075 0.5
PARASYTE ADSM 1:00 AM 1,000 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:30 PM 1,046 0.5
SAMURAI CHAMPLOO ADSM 1:30 AM 932 0.4
AMERICAS CHOICE 2016 CNN 11:00 PM 1,884 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FRFM 9:45 PM 1,034 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 4:14 PM 1,302 0.4
AMERICAS CHOICE 2016 CNN 9:00 PM 1,844 0.4
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADSM 2:00 AM 879 0.4
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICK 12:00 PM 1,757 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,005 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 5:30 PM 839 0.4
COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN L ESPN 12:00 PM 1,257 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:00 PM 1,586 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 6:30 PM 1,590 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:30 PM 1,697 0.4
KIRBY BUCKETS DSNY 10:00 PM 1,496 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:00 PM 1,912 0.4
ONE PIECE ADSM 2:30 AM 792 0.4
HOBBIT:DESOLATION SMAUG TNT 8:00 PM 1,153 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:00 AM 998 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBSC 7:30 PM 1,183 0.4
AMERICAS CHOICE 2016 CNN 8:00 PM 1,603 0.4
LION GUARD DSNY 8:30 AM 1,555 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 2:00 PM 1,706 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:00 PM 1,623 0.4
SATURDAY MOVIE FRFM 10:45 AM 1,037 0.4
FIXER UPPER HGTV 9:00 AM 1,327 0.4
AMERICAS ELECTION HQ FOXNC 11:00 PM 2,991 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 12:33 AM 931 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:30 PM 1,703 0.4
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBSC 11:00 PM 1,006 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:30 PM 1,679 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 2:30 PM 1,660 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 10:00 AM 1,314 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 901 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 7:00 PM 1,542 0.4
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1,348 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 4:30 AM 788 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 3:00 PM 1,636 0.4
MOUNTAIN LIFE HGTV 11:00 PM 1,343 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 889 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:06 AM 864 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:12 AM 808 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:30 PM 929 0.4
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 2:46 AM 797 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:30 PM 1,703 0.4
MOVIE LIF 8:00 PM 1,405 0.4
MOVIE, USA USA 8:30 PM 708 0.4
FRIENDS NAN 11:00 PM 955 0.3
KILL LA KILL ADSM 3:00 AM 726 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 11:00 AM 1,283 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICK 8:30 AM 1,413 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DSNY 8:00 AM 1,419 0.3
TBS MOVIE SATURDAY TBSC 1:00 PM 999 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 4:00 AM 763 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DSNY 7:30 AM 1,356 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 1:39 AM 806 0.3
MOUNTAIN LIFE HGTV 11:30 PM 1,338 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:00 PM 1,560 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 5:30 AM 851 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 3:30 AM 740 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:30 PM 1,565 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 12AM L ESPN 12:00 AM 714 0.3
TOM & JERRY SHOW TOON 9:00 AM 1,255 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 1:01 AM 664 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBSC 6:00 PM 733 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 5:00 PM 1,661 0.3
FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 1,094 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 3:51 AM 752 0.3
AUSTIN & ALLY DSNY 11:30 PM 1,394 0.3
ADVENTURE TIME TOON 7:00 PM 1,245 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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