This week’s Saturday cable ratings were dominated by live college basketball broadcasts and coverage, which claimed six of the day’s top 25 spots.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Duke vs. North Carolina game took the night’s no. 1 spot with a 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, while the later Michigan vs. Michigan State game came second with a 0.8 and 2.85 million viewers. The network’s coverage of the Tennessee vs. Auburn (0.3) and Baylor vs. Kansas (0.2) games each landed a little lower in the chart as well.
Outside of sports, A&E’s “Live PD” was the night’s third-highest-rated show with a 0.6, steady again with previous Saturday night broadcast. The HBO premiere of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” posted a 0.5 with 1.66 million viewers, up from the 0.4 and 1.49 million viewers that the “Skyscraper” premiere had scored on the network the week before.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 9, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – DUKE/NORTH CAROLINA||ESPN||6:06 PM||4,162||1.2|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE||ESPN||8:13 PM||2,849||0.8|
|LIVE PD: 193 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,887||0.6|
|JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM||HBO||8:00 PM||1,661||0.5|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN||ESPN||4:18 PM||1,496||0.4|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN||ESPN||10:17 PM||1,027||0.4|
|DRAGON BALL SUPER||ADULT SWIM||11:00 PM||858||0.4|
|LIVE PD: 193 LIVE PD||A&E||12:00 AM||814||0.3|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – TENNESSEE/AUBURN||ESPN||12:00 PM||1,102||0.3|
|PIONEER WOMAN||FOOD||10:00 AM||1,426||0.3|
|THE KITCHEN AT FN||FOOD||11:00 AM||1,423||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:08 AM||617||0.3|
|BORUTO:NARUTO NEXT GEN||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||576||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||532||0.3|
|JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM||HBO||10:45 PM||633||0.2|
|MUPPET BABIES||DISNEY JUNIOR||9:30 AM||933||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||565||0.2|
|IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE||OWN||9:00 PM||675||0.2|
|GHOST ADVENTURES||TRAVEL||9:00 PM||677||0.2|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE UNDER THE RAINBOW||HALLMARK||8:00 PM||2,459||0.2|
|COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN – BAYLOR/KANSAS||ESPN||2:03 PM||732||0.2|
|VAMPIRINA||DISNEY JUNIOR||10:30 AM||821||0.2|
|SAY YES TO THE DRESS||TLC||8:00 PM||981||0.2|
|HENRY DANGER||NICKELODEON||8:00 PM||1,078||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.