College sports dominated another edition of the Saturday cable ratings this past weekend.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Florida vs. Kentucky NCAA game led the night with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.14 million viewers. The network’s coverage of the Texas Tech vs. Arizona (0.6, 1.73 million) and Kansas State vs. Mississippi State (0.4, 1.70 million) games followed closely behind, as ESPN generated the night’s 5 highest-rated broadcasts.

ESPN’s dominance didn’t stop there, with its additional sports coverage throughout the day giving it a total of 8 of the night’s top 25 spots, while ESPN2 grabbed 2 spots in the chart as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 14, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – FLORIDA/KENTUCKY ESPN 7:10 PM 3,137 0.9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – TEXAS TECH/ARIZONA ESPN 10:48 PM 1,730 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,675 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – KANSAS STATE/MISSISSIPPI STATE ESPN 12:00 PM 1,702 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:07 AM 800 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 687 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 – IOWA/IOWA STATE FOX SPORTS 1 4:05 PM 1,169 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – ARKANSAS STATE/GEORGIA ESPN2 12:00 PM 951 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 FOX SPORTS 1 10:10 PM 888 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,137 0.3
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:08 AM 556 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:32 PM 967 0.3
CFB WEATHER DELAY – IOWA/IOWA STATE FOX SPORTS 1 5:47 PM 887 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,198 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 847 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 555 0.2
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 873 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,033 0.2
MOVIE- ACQUIRED PREM: CHEERLEADER ESCORT, THE LIFETIME 8:00 PM 771 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 3:14 PM 663 0.2
CFB WEATHER DELAY FOX SPORTS 1 4:32 PM 764 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 409 0.2
DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 5:00 PM 815 0.2
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE: FOREVER IN MY HEART HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,008 0.2
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 1,055 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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