A live baseball broadcast catapulted Fox Sports to the top of the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

Fox Sports’ broadcast of the sixth ALCS game between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros led the night with a 1.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 7.47 million viewers. Meanwhile, ESPN grabbed the night’s following 3 spots with its broadcasts of the Tennessee vs. Alabama (1.3, 4.25 million), Florida vs. South Carolina (1.0, 3.19 million), and Kentucky vs. Georgia (0.9, 2.94 million) college football games.

Fox Sports’ post-game coverage of the Yankees vs. Astros ALCS game rounded out the night’s top 5 with a 0.7 and 2.4 million viewers. Outside of sports, A&E’s “Live PD” scored a 0.4, down one-tenth from its 0.5 rating last Saturday.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 19, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB AL CHAMPIONS SERIES – NEW YORK YANKEES/HOUSTON 6 FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 7,472 1.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – TENNESSEE/ALABAMA ESPN 9:04 PM 4,248 1.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – FLORIDA/SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 12:00 PM 3,193 1.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – KENTUCKY/GEORGIA ESPN 5:56 PM 2,936 0.9
MLB ALCS POST FOX SPORTS 1 12:23 AM 2,399 0.7
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:27 PM 1,945 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,808 0.6
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:27 AM 1,789 0.6
LIVE PD: 244 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,585 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:34 AM 1,024 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:34 AM 790 0.3
GLASS HBO 8:00 PM 825 0.3
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 3:34 AM 581 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,028 0.3
ESPN GOAL LINE ESPN 4:00 PM 668 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 587 0.2
CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 929 0.2
MLB ALCS PRE GAME FOX SPORTS 1 6:50 PM 913 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 5:30 PM 662 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,163 0.2
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 407 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 4:04 AM 518 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: GOOD WITCH-CURSE A ROSE HALLMARK 8:00 PM 1,873 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 497 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 369 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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