Another fall Saturday, another day of college football dominance in the cable ratings.

College football programming on ESPN captured the top 6 spots in Saturday’s rankings, led by a primetime game between Mississippi State and Georgia that delivered 2.8 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.

A new “SpongeBob SquarePants” on Nickelodeon (0.5) was the top-rated original show not involving football. Hallmark’s movie “Falling for Vermont” had the most viewers of any non-sports show with 2.59 million.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 7:09 PM 2,798 1.0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 2,611 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:52 PM 2,479 0.8
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 10:30 PM 1,665 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,645 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 10:16 PM 1,411 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 1,916 0.5
HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 2,224 0.4
ASSASSIN’S CREED HBO 8:00 PM 1,269 0.4
DRAGON BALL Z KAI/FINAL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 827 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: BIG 12 FS1 6:36 PM 1,254 0.4
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 2:25 AM 783 0.4
JOJO’S ADV STARDUST CRU ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 740 0.4
GAME SHAKERS NICK 8:30 PM 1651 0.4
FALLING FOR VERMONT HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,587 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: PAC-12 FS1 10:37 PM 1,049 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 7:00 PM 1,060 0.3
TOKYO GHOUL ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 662 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 8:30 PM 783 0.3
GHOST ADVENTURES TRAVEL 9:00 PM 700 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:30 AM 538 0.3
THE KITCHEN AT FN FOOD 11:00 AM 1,044 0.3
POWER RANGERS NINJA STEEL NICK 12:00 PM 1,038 0.3
NFL MATCH-UP ESPN 4:30 AM 466 0.2
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING HBO 10:07 PM 726 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.

blog comments powered by Disqus