College football utterly dominated the Saturday cable ratings last week.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Iowa vs. Penn State game took the no. 1 spot of the night with a 0.8 and 3.27 million viewers, while ESPN’s own additional “College Gameday” coverage (0.7) came second. The network’s broadcasts of the Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma State (0.7) and Purdue vs. Michigan State (0.6) games rounded out the top 4 of the night.

The network grabbed several other spots throughout the top 25 as well with 0.4 – 0.2s. Meanwhile, outside of sports, A&E’s “Live PD” was down one-tenth from the 0.6 it had scored the Saturday before to a 0.5 this time around.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – IOWA/PENN ST ESPN 3:34 PM 3,267 0.8
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,767 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – TEXAS A&M/OKLAHOMA STATE ESPN 7:18 PM 2,178 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – PURDUE/MICHIGAN ST ESPN 12:00 PM 2,378 0.6
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: CHRISTMAS PEMBERLEY MANOR HALLMARK 8:00 PM 3,571 0.6
LIVE PD: 155 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,689 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – OREGON/ARIZONA ESPN 10:30 PM 1,186 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:07 AM 671 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 702 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,290 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 769 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 1,510 0.2
TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN FOOD 10:30 AM 1,109 0.2
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 554 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,288 0.2
LIGA MX 2 SAT – CRUZ AZUL/AMERICA UNIVISION 9:55 PM 549 0.2
FATAL VOWS INVEST 10:00 PM 896 0.2
POWER RANGERS SNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,044 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,135 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 1,356 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:07 AM 497 0.2
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 4:00 PM 1,283 0.2
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HOME 10:00 PM 1,084 0.2
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY JUNIOR 11:30 AM 843 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – TEXAS TECH/IOWA STATE ESPN2 12:00 PM 885 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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