College football dominated the Saturday cable ratings yet again last week.

ESPN’s broadcast of the NCAA game between Ole Miss and LSU won the top spot of the night with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.02 million viewers. A&E’s “Live PD” came second with a 0.6, the same as what it had scored the Saturday before.

ESPN’s coverage of the earlier Florida vs. Mississippi State and Arkansas vs. Texas A&M NCAA games came in slightly lower with 0.6 and 0.5s, respectively. The network’s additional post and pre-game NCAA coverage grabbed several other spots in the top 25 as well with 0.5-0.3s.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 29, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 9:13 PM 2,023 0.7
LIVE PD: 147 LIVE PD A&E 9:00 PM 1,858 0.6
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,577 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN 5:57 PM 1,903 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 12:00 PM 1,596 0.5
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN 12:51 AM 1,104 0.5
COLL FTBL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:22 PM 1,186 0.5
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN 3:34 PM 1,120 0.4
COLL FBTL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:51 PM 817 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN2 12:00 PM 1,147 0.3
HALL ORIGINAL MOVIE HALLMARK 9:00 PM 2,709 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT ESPN2 3:51 PM 1,057 0.3
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT 11:00 PM 652 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM ESPN 2:00 AM 673 0.3
COLL FOOTBALL: BIG 12 FOX SPORTS 3:30 PM 974 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 10:30 PM 756 0.3
ESPN GOAL LINE L ESPN 4:11 PM 541 0.3
BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GEN ADULT 10:30 PM 550 0.2
COLL FOOTBALL: PAC 12 L FOX SPORTS 10:36 PM 750 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 500 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 955 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME ESPN2 7:02 PM 723 0.2
FS1 CFB EXTRA L FOX SPORTS 6:41 PM 558 0.2
FATAL VOWS INVEST 10:00 PM 908 0.2
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 920 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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