The Saturday cable ratings were, once again, dominated by live sports.

ESPN’s “College Gameday” special topped the night with a 0.7 rating in adults 18-49, while the network’s late-afternoon broadcast of the women’s final match of this year’s U.S. Open tied for first place with a 0.7 and 3.22 million viewers.

ESPN grabbed the chart’s following three spots as well with its broadcasts of the Stanford vs. USC (0.6), BYU vs. Tennessee (0.4), and Syracuse vs. Maryland (0.4) college football games. The network also grabbed several of the night’s other spots with its continued sports coverage throughout the day, generating a total of 9 of the night’s 25 highest-rated broadcasts.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, September 7, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
COLLEGE GAMEDAY ESPN 9:00 AM 1,849 0.7
TENNIS: US OPEN AFT: WOMENS FINALS ESPN 4:00 PM 3,219 0.7
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – STANFORD/USC ESPN 10:42 PM 1,857 0.6
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – BYU/TENNESSEE ESPN 7:00 PM 1,600 0.4
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – SYRACUSE/MARYLAND ESPN 12:01 PM 1,279 0.4
DRAGON BALL SUPER ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 764 0.4
SPORTSCENTER MORNING ESPN 1:51 AM 846 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – MURRAY STATE/GEORGIA ESPN2 4:00 PM 942 0.3
GEN:LOCK ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 452 0.3
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN2 7:18 PM 745 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL REG SSN SUST ESPN 3:06 PM 853 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD ESPN 3:00 AM 532 0.2
SPORTSCENTER 12AM ESPN2 12:00 AM 521 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 9:00 PM 996 0.2
DR. STONE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 400 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME – TULANE/AUBURN ESPN2 7:30 PM 763 0.2
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 552 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS RENOVATION HOME 10:00 PM 1,150 0.2
PIONEER WOMAN FOOD 10:00 AM 1,059 0.2
RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE FOOD 10:00 PM 907 0.2
FIRE FORCE ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 349 0.2
HOUSE HUNTERS HOME 11:30 PM 972 0.2
SAY YES TO THE DRESS TLC 8:00 PM 956 0.2
COLLEGE FOOTBALL AFT – WEST VIRGINIA/MISSOURI ESPN2 12:00 PM 782 0.2
RESTORED HOME 2:00 PM 979 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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