ESPN absolutely dominated the Saturday cable ratings last week with its college football coverage throughout the day.

The network’s broadcast of the Michigan vs. Penn State game led with a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.25 million viewers. The Notre Dame vs. Northwestern (0.8, 3.29 million) and Texas A&M vs. Auburn (0.7, 2.62 million) games rounded out the top 3, also on ESPN.

Elsewhere, after taking a small hit the week before, A&E’s “Live PD” maintained a 0.5 for the second week in a row. On the Travel Channel, the season premiere of “Ghost Adventures” posted a 0.4 with 885,000 viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, November 3, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL – PENN STATE/MICHIGAN ESPN 3:45 PM 4,252 1.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – NOTRE DAME/NORTHWESTERN ESPN 7:15 PM 3,293 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – TEXAS A&M/AUBURN ESPN 12:00 PM 2,622 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,923 0.7
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:32 PM 2,384 0.7
LIVE PD: 158 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,795 0.5
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS JOY HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,366 0.5
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 10:32 PM 1,522 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – CALIFORNIA/WASHINGTON STATE ESPN 10:45 PM 1,495 0.4
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 885 0.4
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:06 PM 1,032 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – IOWA/PURDUE ESPN2 3:30 PM 1,092 0.3
UFC PPV PRELIMS 230 – CORMIER/LEWIS FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 635 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,131 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:09 AM 544 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 559 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,216 0.2
FATAL VOWS INVEST 10:00 PM 1,046 0.2
RISE OF THE TMNT NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 995 0.2
POWER RANGERS SNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 894 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 626 0.2
LIGA MX SAT – AMERICA/TOLUCA UNIVISION DEPORTES 8:55 PM 451 0.2
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HOME 10:00 PM 1,201 0.2
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,105 0.2
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:09 AM 433 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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