The first full weekend of college football dominated the top of the cable rankings on Saturday.

ESPN’s “College GameDay” was the top original show with a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. Live game coverage took the next five spots, with FS1’s telecast of Texas-Maryland (0.7, 2.05 million viewers) leading the way.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 2,045 0.9
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG 12 FS1 11:59 AM 2,046 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 1,629 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 6:53 PM 1,718 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 9:36 PM 1,763 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:07 PM 1,558 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:35 AM 1,174 0.5
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:00 AM 780 0.4
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICK 12:00 PM 1,177 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 7:00 AM 607 0.2
COMEDY CENTRAL MOVIE: THE HANGOVER 3 COMEDY CENTRAL 10:00 PM 505 0.2
U.S. OPEN PRIME ESPN2 7:06 PM 967 0.2
TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE CARTOON 6:30 AM 523 0.2
MOVIE: ONE SMALL INDISCRETION LMN 8:00 PM 729 0.2
SWAMP MURDERS ID 10:00 PM 894 0.2
JUSTICE LEAGUE ACTION CARTOON 7:00 AM 543 0.2
CAVUTO ON BUSINESS FOX NEWS 10:30 AM 1,826 0.2
FORBES ON FOX FOX NEWS 11:00 AM 1,720 0.2
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT RENO HGTV 9:00 PM 1,255 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: PAC 12 FS1 11:27 PM 436 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,336 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS INTL HGTV 10:30 PM 1,207 0.2
BULLS & BEARS FOX NEWS 10:00 AM 1,818 0.2
FOX & FRIENDS SATURDAY FOX NEWS 9:00 AM 1,994 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 995 0.2

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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