With a highly rated game airing on ABC at the same time, ESPN’s prime-time college football telecast fell some week to week. The Alabama-Kentucky game still managed to hold onto the top spot in Saturday’s rankings with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.19 million viewers.

The HBO premiere of “Deadpool” posted a 0.7, good for third among adults 18-49, with a “Family Guy” on Adult Swim in second at 0.8.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 7:05 PM 3,190 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,693 0.8
DEADPOOL HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,752 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,828 0.7
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,662 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,177 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,070 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 12:00 PM 2,104 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,976 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,507 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,823 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,730 0.6
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,311 0.6
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,255 0.6
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,201 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 3:40 PM 1,743 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 2,120 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 2,111 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,510 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 2,009 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,987 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,047 0.5
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 1,055 0.5
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 10:21 PM 1,442 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 926 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,759 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 981 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 6:00 PM 1,174 0.4
HUNTER X HUNTER ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 816 0.4
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,615 0.4
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 842 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 831 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 940 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 995 0.4
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 783 0.4
FX MOVIE WKND AFTERNOON FX 4:00 PM 932 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,557 0.4
M D E: WORLD PEACE ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 784 0.4
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 1,265 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,040 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:30 PM 933 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 949 0.3
BREAK HBO PRIME 9:48 PM 741 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 10:36 PM 1,027 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 798 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 715 0.3
DEADPOOL HBO PRIME 12:15 AM 680 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 759 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 816 0.3
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 728 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,522 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:24 AM 765 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 820 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 902 0.3
LUCY:DAUGHTER OF DEVIL ADULT SWIM 4:15 AM 716 0.3
COPS SPIKE TV 8:30 PM 1,163 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN2 3:30 PM 1,146 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 712 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:55 AM 1,407 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 743 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,370 0.3
JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 1,086 0.3
AQUA TEEN HUNGERFORCE ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 700 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,315 0.3
ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 677 0.3
UFC FIGHT NIGHT L FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 PM 657 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,243 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:00 AM 1,413 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 1,408 0.3
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 676 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:50 AM 753 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN2 3:08 PM 975 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:00 AM 1,392 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 10:30 AM 1,299 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 667 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,361 0.3
BRAD NEELYS HARG NALLIN S ADULT SWIM 4:45 AM 661 0.3
BE INSPIRED SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,270 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 1:30 PM 1,204 0.3
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 10:00 PM 949 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 904 0.3
TBS SAT MORNING MOVIE TBS NETWORK 10:30 AM 548 0.3
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TURNER NETWORK TELEVISION 8:00 PM 779 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:30 PM 718 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,599 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 974 0.3
NCIS USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,422 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:18 AM 694 0.3
LIGA MX SAT UNIVISION DEPORTES 7:55 PM 558 0.3
LEGO SW: FREEMAKER ADV DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,196 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,508 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 11:00 AM 1,207 0.3
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE DISNEY CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,155 0.3
HALLOWEEN WARS 5 FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 922 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 8:30 AM 1,126 0.3
COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP COMEDY CENTRAL 11:00 PM 540 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HISTORY 9:00 PM 1,302 0.3
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 9:30 PM 919 0.3
NCIS USA NETWORK 3:00 PM 1,390 0.3
MIRACULOUS: TALES OF LADY NICKELODEON 8:30 AM 911 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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