The NCAA maintained its dominance over the Saturday cable ratings.

ESPN’s broadcast of the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators college football game topped the night’s cable chart with a 0.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 2.46 million viewers. While those numbers were high enough to give the game the night’s no. 1 spot, the broadcast did score a little lower than ESPN’s broadcast of the Florida vs. Kentucky game (0.9, 3.14 million) from the week before.

ESPN’s usual “College Gameday” coverage placed second in the night’s chart with a 0.6 and 1.84 million viewers. Meanwhile, A&E’s “Live PD” returned with a 0.5 rating and 1.66 million viewers, down a bit from its previous few Saturday broadcasts.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 21, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – TENNESSEE/FLORIDA ESPN 12:00 PM 2,461 0.8
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,844 0.6
LIVE PD: 235 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,662 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:30 PM 1,535 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – UCLA/WASHINGTON STATE ESPN 10:30 PM 1,391 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – OREGON/STANFORD ESPN 7:02 PM 1,369 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,426 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 682 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 2:29 AM 845 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,293 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 1,090 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE: RICHMOND NBC SPORTS 7:52 PM 1,779 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 687 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES START NBC SPORTS 7:32 PM 1,682 0.3
LEGO JURASSIC WORLD NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 904 0.2
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 3:30 AM 535 0.2
A VERY BRADY RENOVATION HOME 9:00 PM 884 0.2
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,047 0.2
RIDICULOUSNESS MTV 8:00 PM 523 0.2
ALL THAT NEW NICKELODEON 8:30 PM 852 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,060 0.2
GEN:LOCK ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 406 0.2
LIGA MX SAT 2: AMERICA / QUERETARO TUDN 9:55 PM 491 0.2
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 2:58 PM 788 0.2
MOVIE- ORIGINAL PREM: ESCAPING NXIVM CULT:MOTHR LIFETIME 8:00 PM 916 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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