The Saturday cable ratings were, once again, dominated by live college football coverage.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Arkansas vs. LSU game topped the night’s cable chart with a 0.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.17 million viewers. That puts it up a bit from the 0.7 rating and 2.63 million viewer audience that ESPN’s LSU vs. Mississippi broadcast won the previous week’s Saturday cable chart with.

ESPN scored Saturday’s second and third-highest-rated broadcasts as well, with its usual “College GameDay” coverage (0.7) and its broadcast of the day’s earlier game between Indiana and Michigan (0.6, 2.3 million). Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” followed closely behind with yet another 0.5.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, November 23, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – ARKANSAS/LSU ESPN 7:00 PM 3,174 0.8
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 2,035 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – INDIANA/MICHIGAN ESPN 3:28 PM 2,298 0.6
LIVE PD: 254 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,788 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS GRACELAND: H4H HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,664 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – WASHINGTON/COLORADO ESPN 10:21 PM 1,177 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – WESTERN CAROLINA/ALABAMA ESPN 11:59 AM 1,441 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 793 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:15 AM 843 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 – TEXAS/BAYLOR FOX SPORTS 1 3:28 PM 1,147 0.3
MY HERO ACADEMIA ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 675 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,072 0.3
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TBS 7:00 PM 951 0.3
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 577 0.3
CHRISTMAS COOKIE CHALLENGE FOOD 10:00 PM 1,178 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:00 AM 590 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 497 0.2
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 473 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 PM 877 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,230 0.2
FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 463 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,228 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – OKLAHOMA STATE/WEST VIRGINIA ESPN2 12:00 PM 871 0.2
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE XMAS TBS 8:00 PM 674 0.2
US HBO 8:00 PM 709 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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