College football returned ESPN to the top of the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

The network’s broadcast of the Washington State vs. Oregon NCAA game topped the night with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.9 million viewers. ESPN scored the night’s following two spots as well, with its broadcast of the earlier game between Arkansas and Alabama (0.6, 2.12 million) and its special “College GameDay” coverage (0.5, 1.63 million).

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” failed to rebound from its dip the previous week, posting the same 0.4 rating as its last Saturday broadcast.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 26, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – WASHINGTON STATE/OREGON ESPN 10:30 PM 1,895 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – ARKANSAS/ALABAMA ESPN 7:00 PM 2,121 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,628 0.5
LIVE PD: 246 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,518 0.4
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: XMAS WISHES MSELTOE KISS HALLMARK 8:00 PM 2,642 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:16 AM 871 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – MIAMI (FL)/PITTSBURGH ESPN 12:01 PM 1,079 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 10:10 PM 934 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,293 0.3
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 525 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 627 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:18 PM 883 0.2
CASAGRANDES NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 991 0.2
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,032 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:17 AM 547 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 623 0.2
TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD 12:00 PM 1,002 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,066 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 402 0.2
GUYS RANCH KITCHEN FOOD 12:30 PM 818 0.2
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:17 AM 429 0.2
DESTINATION FEAR TRAVEL 10:00 PM 442 0.2
FEAR THY NEIGHBOR INVEST 10:00 PM 718 0.2
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 337 0.2
NBA REGULAR SEASON – LA CLIPPERS/PHOENIX NBA-TV 10:01 PM 402 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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