For the second week in a row, it was ESPN’s college football coverage that dominated the Saturday cable ratings.

The network’s broadcast of the Alabama vs Ole Miss game landed the top spot of the night with a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.11 million viewers, on par with its other recent NCAA coverage. ESPN’s additional post and pre-game specials rounded out the top 3 of the night with a pair of 0.6s, while the Washington vs Utah (0.5) and Boise State vs Oklahoma State (0.4) games followed closely behind.

Elsewhere, the HBO premiere of “Pitch Perfect 3” scored a 0.3 with 939,000 viewers, tying the “Greatest Showman” premiere from the week before in the demo. The Weather Channel’s continued hurricane coverage landed at the bottom of the top 25 with a couple of 0.2s.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 15, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:03 PM 4,109 1.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 1,869 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,559 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:11 PM 1,589 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:39 PM 1,438 0.4
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 1:20 AM 861 0.4
LIVE PD AC A&E 8:00 PM 1,116 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT 10:30 PM 717 0.4
POWER RANGERS SNS NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,171 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10 FOX SPORTS 11:58 AM 893 0.3
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:20 AM 661 0.3
PITCH PERFECT 3 HBO 8:00 PM 939 0.3
ATTACK ON TITAN ADULT 11:00 PM 585 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,224 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 547 0.3
FATAL VOWS INVEST 10:00 PM 1,035 0.2
TOTAL DRAMARAMA CARTOON 9:00 AM 778 0.2
FLCL: ALTERNATIVE ADULT 11:30 PM 479 0.2
KITCHEN AT FN, THE FOOD 11:00 AM 1,094 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,163 0.2
TOTAL DRAMARAMA CARTOON 9:15 AM 786 0.2
GHOST ADV POP-UPS TRAVEL 9:00 PM 676 0.2
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HOME 10:00 PM 1,203 0.2
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER 9:00 AM 1,221 0.2
WEATHER CENTER LIVE WEATHER 11:00 AM 1,211 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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