It was another sports-heavy night in the Saturday cable ratings last week.

TBS’ broadcast of the Yankees vs. Red Sox MLB division series game took the no. 1 spot of the night with a 1.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 5.06 million viewers. ESPN’s broadcast of the NCAA game between Kentucky and Texas A&M came second with a 0.8 and 2.55 million viewers, while the network’s additional NCAA coverage followed closely behind with 0.7 and 0.6s.

Elsewhere, A&E’s “Live PD” scored a 0.5, down a tenth from the 0.6 it had posted the Saturday before. HBO’s premiere of “Game Night” raked in a 0.3 with 1.03 million viewers, on par with the network’s other movie premieres in previous weeks.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, October 6, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBS 7:57 PM 5,059 1.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:00 PM 2,547 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 2,495 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,775 0.6
MLB DIVISION SERIES TBS 4:30 PM 2,497 0.6
UFC PPV PRELIMS FOX SPORTS 8:00 PM 1,308 0.6
LIVE PD: 149 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,645 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:36 PM 1,415 0.5
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 4:00 PM 4,340 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 7:30 PM 1,528 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:29 AM 926 0.4
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 3:00 PM 4,330 0.4
INSIDE THE MLB TBS 11:53 PM 1,250 0.4
JUSTICE W/JUDGE JEANINE FOX NEWS 8:00 PM 4,041 0.4
FOX REPORT WITH JON SCOTT FOX NEWS 7:00 PM 3,478 0.3
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 5:00 PM 3,426 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE: MALEFICENT FREEFORM 9:45 PM 942 0.3
GAME NIGHT HBO 8:15 PM 1,027 0.3
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 6:00 PM 3,210 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 768 0.3
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 1:00 PM 2,363 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:30 PM 966 0.3
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 2:00 PM 2,605 0.3
KAVANAUGH COVERAGE FOX NEWS 12:00 PM 2,263 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,106 0.3

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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