Several live sports broadcasts dominated the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Georgia vs. Tennessee college football game led the night with a 1.1 rating and 3.9 million viewers, topping the 0.8 and 2.58 million viewer audience that the Texas A&M vs. Arkansas game won the previous Saturday with. Fox Sports’ broadcast of the MLB AL Division Series game between Tampa Bay and Houston placed second in the night with a 0.7 and 2.53 million viewers.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Washington vs. Stanford NCAA football game rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 0.6 and 1.88 million viewers. Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” landed a little lower in the chart, but scored the same 0.5 rating that it did the week before.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 5, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – GEORGIA/TENNESSEE ESPN 7:23 PM 3,901 1.1
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES – TAMPA BAY/HOUSTON 2 FOX SPORTS 1 9:00 PM 2,530 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – WASHINGTON/STANFORD ESPN 10:39 PM 1,879 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,683 0.5
MLB AL DIVISION SERIES – MINNESOTA/NEW YORK YANKEES 2 FOX SPORTS 1 5:00 PM 2,320 0.5
LIVE PD: 239 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,754 0.5
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 911 0.5
MLB ALDS POST FOX SPORTS 1 8:44 PM 1,795 0.5
NBA PRESEASON EXHIBITION – LAKERS-WARRIORS TNT 8:00 PM 1,171 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – PURDUE/PENN STATE ESPN 12:00 PM 1,496 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:49 AM 897 0.3
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 561 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 7:04 PM 1,090 0.3
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 509 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:30 PM 893 0.3
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 447 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 656 0.2
LIGA MX SAT 2 – CRUZ AZUL / AMERICA TUDN 8:00 PM 553 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 604 0.2
UFC PPV PRELIMS – UFC 243: WHITTAKER/ADESANYA ESPN2 8:00 PM 559 0.2
PREMIER LEAGUE – LEICESTER/LIVERPOOL NBC SPORTS 9:57 AM 551 0.2
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 824 0.2
FOOD WARS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 390 0.2
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 640 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: OVER THE MOON IN LOVE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 1,998 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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