Another Saturday came and went, with college football dominating the day’s cable ratings.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Clemson vs. South Carolina game took the no. 1 spot with a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.26 million viewers. It was the night’s only broadcast to reach the 1.0 barrier, while the network’s “College Gameday” (0.8,  2.30 million) special came second.

On A&E, “Live PD” scored the same 0.6 for the third straight Saturday, while the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” (0.3) held similarly steady. Elsewhere, the HBO premiere of “Tomb Raider” landed in the top 10 of the night, and posted a 0.3 with 1.23 million viewers, putting it on par with HBO’s previous movie premieres this year.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, November 24, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – SOUTH CAROLINA/CLEMSON ESPN 7:00 PM 3,261 1.0
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 2,295 0.8
LIVE PD: 164 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,900 0.6
THE COLLECTION FROM HHOF HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,525 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – SOUTH CAROLINA/CLEMSON ESPN 10:47 PM 1,078 0.3
TOMB RAIDER HBO 8:00 PM 1,232 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 817 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 875 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:52 AM 692 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – PITTSBURGH/MIAMI ESPN 3:32 PM 919 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT 11:00 PM 650 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – KENTUCKY/LOUISVILLE ESPN2 7:00 PM 844 0.2
MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY TLC 10:00 PM 578 0.2
PITBULLS AND PAROLEES ANIMAL PLANET 9:00 PM 749 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,311 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – SYRACUSE/BOSTON COLLEGE ESPN 12:00 PM 765 0.2
HMM ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS HONEYSUCKLE LN HALLMARK 9:00 PM 1,859 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 7:00 AM 576 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 6:47 PM 777 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,196 0.2
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 981 0.2
KILLER UNKNOWN INVEST 11:00 PM 1,161 0.2
MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: EVERY DAY IS CHRISTMAS LIFETIME 8:00 PM 1,152 0.2
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 – BYU/UTAH FOX SPORTS 10:30 PM 626 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 1,068 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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