Per usual for a fall Saturday, college football grabbed the No. 1 ranking on cable for Oct. 8. ESPN’s prime-time telecast of Alabama vs. Arkansas led the 18-49 demographic for the day with a 1.4 rating.

MLB Network’s coverage of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and Giants took second in the 18-49 demo (1.2) and finished first in total viewers with 4.61 million. Live sports claimed four of the Top 5 spots.

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 7:02 PM 4,444 1.4
DIVISION SERIES GAME MLB NETWORK 8:09 PM 4,605 1.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 3:30 PM 3,218 1.0
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,708 0.8
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L FOX SPORTS 1 11:58 AM 2,788 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,642 0.8
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 2,076 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 2,067 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 2,041 0.7
COLLEGE GAMEDAY L ESPN 9:00 AM 1,846 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT L ESPN 12:00 PM 1,918 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,989 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,398 0.6
DRAGON BALL Z KAI ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,412 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN 10:46 PM 1,754 0.6
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD L ESPN 3:15 PM 1,782 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,772 0.6
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 1,274 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,936 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,674 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,201 0.5
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,348 0.5
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,474 0.5
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 8:00 PM 1,295 0.5
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,046 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,790 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,820 0.4
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM:I.B.O. ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 1,016 0.4
HUNTER X HUNTER ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 1,001 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 927 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L ESPN2 7:05 PM 1,282 0.4
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,326 0.4
RIDE ALONG 2 HBO PRIME 8:00 PM 1,006 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,600 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,865 0.4
WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 10:00 AM 1,826 0.4
COPS SPIKE TV 8:30 PM 1,168 0.4
NARUTO: SHIPPUDEN ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 934 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 932 0.4
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 11:00 AM 1,749 0.4
ERIC ANDRE SHOW ADULT SWIM 3:30 AM 774 0.4
COPS (O) SPIKE TV 7:30 PM 1,058 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:33 AM 938 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,602 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 954 0.3
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 9:00 AM 1,605 0.3
FULL FRONTAL W/ SAM BEE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 886 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,599 0.3
MLBT DIVISION POSTGAME MLB NETWORK 11:16 PM 1,115 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 8:00 AM 1,613 0.3
SATURDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 880 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 758 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,432 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 775 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:55 AM 1,566 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 11:00 AM 1,596 0.3
POWER RANGERS DINO SUPER NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,334 0.3
LION GUARD DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,507 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY JUNIOR 10:30 AM 1,102 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:23 AM 739 0.3
JAIL: BIG TEXAS SPIKE TV 9:00 PM 1,009 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 641 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 3:50 AM 707 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:28 AM 745 0.3
WHISKER HAVEN TALES SHORT DISNEY JUNIOR 10:55 AM 1,027 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:06 AM 795 0.3
M D E: WORLD PEACE ADULT SWIM 3:45 AM 670 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 1:39 AM 778 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 5:00 PM 1,719 0.3
MODERN FAMILY USA NETWORK 11:00 PM 675 0.3
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 10:00 PM 659 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:45 AM 720 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:00 PM 1,271 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 920 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK CHANNEL 9:00 PM 2,194 0.3
ONE PIECE ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 785 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:55 AM 726 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 9:00 PM 1,880 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,300 0.3
SKY HIGH THE CARTOON NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,072 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 2:00 PM 1,598 0.3
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 4:00 PM 636 0.3
MARY SHELLEYS FRANKENHOLE ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 641 0.3
BE INSPIRED SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:25 AM 1,339 0.3
2 BROKE GIRLS TBS NETWORK 6:30 PM 747 0.3
CNN SPECIAL REPORT CNN 10:00 PM 1,655 0.3
HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP FOOD NETWORK 11:00 PM 1,001 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 12:00 PM 1,606 0.3
FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NICK-AT-NITE 2:12 AM 780 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,255 0.3
UFC PPV PRELIMS L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 678 0.3
MOVIE, USA USA NETWORK 6:30 PM 860 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 8:00 PM 1,803 0.3
CNN NEWSROOM CNN 1:00 PM 1,558 0.3
TEEN TITANS GO THE CARTOON NETWORK 9:30 AM 1,147 0.3
MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM LIFETIME TELEVISION 8:00 PM 1,093 0.3
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 602 0.3
POLLY AND THE ZHU ZHU PET DISNEY CHANNEL 9:30 AM 1,452 0.3
WEATHER CENTER LIVE THE WEATHER CHANNEL 7:00 AM 1,344 0.3
PROPERTY BROTHERS (1 HR) HOME AND GARDEN TV 4:00 PM 1,238 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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