ESPN held onto the top spots in the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

The network’s broadcast of the Florida vs. LSU college football game topped the night’s chart with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.45 million viewers. A late-night edition of “SportsCenter” placed second with a 1.3 rating, while ESPN’s broadcast of the earlier NCAA football game between South Carolina and Georgia rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 1.0 and 3.25 million viewers.

Elsewhere, TBS’ broadcast of the MLB NLCS game between the Nationals and Cardinals placed just a little lower in the chart with a 0.6 and 3.04 million viewers. On A&E, “Live PD” matched its 0.5 rating from the week before.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 12, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – FLORIDA/LSU ESPN 8:00 PM 6,450 2.0
SPORTSCENTER LATE ESPN 11:29 PM 3,602 1.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – SOUTH CAROLINA/GEORGIA ESPN 12:00 PM 3,247 1.0
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:47 PM 2,573 0.8
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:00 AM 1,636 0.6
MLB NLCS – NATIONALS/CARDINALS TBS 4:00 PM 3,039 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,812 0.6
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 7:11 PM 1,950 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 4:00 PM 1,573 0.5
LIVE PD: 241 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,670 0.5
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 7:11 PM 1,692 0.4
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX – JAPANESE GRAND PRIX ESPN 1:05 AM 756 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 – NEBRASKA/MINNESOTA FOX SPORTS 1 7:59 PM 1,022 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 637 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: LOVE, FALL & ORDER HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,172 0.2
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,000 0.2
SATURDAY MOVIE: SCREAM FREEFORM 6:00 PM 478 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,112 0.2
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 415 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: PAC 12 – WASHINGTON/ARIZONA FOX SPORTS 1 11:00 PM 730 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 380 0.2
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 357 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 534 0.2
FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 333 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 11:30 PM 934 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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