Like the Friday night before it, the Saturday cable ratings were dominated by A&E’s “Live PD” and some college football coverage this week.
ESPN’s broadcast of the Georgia vs. Missouri NCAA game won the top spot of the night with a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.33 million viewers – four-tenths higher than any of the night’s other broadcasts. The network’s coverage of the later game between Florida and Tennessee came second with a 0.7 and 2.11 million viewers.
A&E’s “Live PD” rounded out the top 3 with a 0.6, steady with its previous episode. Meanwhile, the HBO premiere of “The Shape of Water” scored a 0.3 with 1.33 million viewers – tieing with the “Pitch Perfect 3 premiere” from the week before in the demo, but beating it in total viewers (1.33 million vs. 939,000).
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 22, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT||ESPN||12:00 PM||3,328||1.1|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME||ESPN||7:00 PM||2,108||0.7|
|LIVE PD: 145 LIVE PD||A&E||9:00 PM||1,897||0.6|
|COLLEGE GAMEDAY||ESPN||9:00 AM||1,724||0.6|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME||ESPN||10:32 PM||1,834||0.6|
|COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 10||FOX SPORTS||11:58 AM||1,449||0.5|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT||ESPN||3:40 PM||1,241||0.4|
|DRAGON BALL SUPER||ADULT||10:30 PM||819||0.4|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME||ESPN2||7:00 PM||1,219||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER MORNING||ESPN||1:49 AM||920||0.3|
|HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE||HALLMARK||9:00 PM||2,694||0.3|
|KITCHEN AT FN, THE||FOOD||11:00 AM||1,254||0.3|
|NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE||NBC SPORTS||7:42 PM||1,774||0.3|
|SHAPE OF WATER, THE||HBO||8:00 PM||1,334||0.3|
|TOTAL DRAMARAMA||CARTOON||9:00 AM||811||0.2|
|NFL MATCH-UP||ESPN||3:00 AM||622||0.2|
|POWER RANGERS SNS||NICKELODEON||12:00 PM||980||0.2|
|UFC FIGHT NIGHT L||FOX SPORTS||10:41 PM||607||0.2|
|ATTACK ON TITAN||ADULT||11:00 PM||495||0.2|
|FATAL VOWS||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,021||0.2|
|PIONEER WOMAN||FOOD||10:00 AM||1,236||0.2|
|COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 L||FOX SPORTS||7:05 PM||868||0.2|
|TRISHAS SOUTHERN KITCHEN||FOOD||10:30 AM||1,126||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||595||0.2|
|HENRY DANGER||NICKELODEON||8:00 PM||1,016||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.