Sunday cable ratings: ‘Game of Thrones’ scores series high with Season 6 finale

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The season finale of “Game of Thrones” recorded the best same-day ratings in the show’s history Sunday.

The HBO show drew a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49, topping its previous best of 4.0 set twice earlier in the season. Its 8.89 million viewers were also a series best for live + same-day, beating the 8.11 million for the Season 5 finale in 2015.

Following “Game of Thrones,” the finales of “Silicon Valley” (1.1) and “Veep” (0.5) rose vs. their last episodes.

The No. 2 show on cable for the night was the BET Awards, which drew a 1.9 in adults 18-49 (down from 2.6 in 2015).

Top 100 cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 9:05 PM 8,889 4.3
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 8:00 PM 4,502 1.9
COPA AMERICA CENT FIN L FS1 7:43 PM 2,529 1.1
SILICON VALLEY HBOM 10:16 PM 2,043 1.1
BET AWARDS 2016 POST BET 11:38 PM 2,147 0.9
ISLE OF JAWS DISC 10:00 PM 2,125 0.9
TIGER BEACH DISC 8:00 PM 2,154 0.9
FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:30 PM 2,019 0.9
RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO DISC 9:00 PM 2,034 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADSM 10:00 PM 1,873 0.8
NASCAR SPRINT CUP RACIN L FS1 3:00 PM 3,896 0.8
RICK & MORTY ADSM 11:00 PM 1,700 0.8
COPA AMERICA 2016 32 UNI UDN 7:30 PM 1,608 0.7
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBOM 11:16 PM 1,532 0.7
MONSTER MAKO DISC 7:00 PM 1,745 0.7
BET AWARDS 2016 PRE BET 6:00 PM 1,602 0.7
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 1,585 0.6
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 11:30 AM 1,403 0.6
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 11:30 PM 1,366 0.6
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADSM 11:45 PM 1,208 0.6
LAST SHIP, THE TNT 9:00 PM 2,417 0.6
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 8:00 PM 1,389 0.6
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 2:30 PM 1,263 0.6
SHARK AFTER DARK 2016 DISC 11:01 PM 1,226 0.6
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:00 AM 1,929 0.6
ISLAND OF THE MEGA SHARK DISC 6:00 PM 1,527 0.6
KEEPING UP KARDASHIANS ENT 9:00 PM 1,228 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 10:30 AM 1,932 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 3:00 AM 1,107 0.5
ALIEN SHARKS: RETURN TO DISC 5:00 PM 1,395 0.5
VEEP HBOM 10:47 PM 1,146 0.5
PREACHER AMC 9:00 PM 1,425 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FRFM 6:45 PM 1,229 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADSM 2:00 AM 974 0.5
FAMILY GUY ADSM 2:30 AM 960 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:30 AM 1,672 0.5
FOOD NETWORK STAR 12 FOOD 9:00 PM 1,589 0.5
TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES TNT 6:30 PM 1,822 0.5
ZOMBIE SHARKS DISC 2:00 PM 1,277 0.5
MR. PICKLES ADSM 12:00 AM 930 0.5
RICK & MORTY ADSM 3:30 AM 996 0.5
AIR JAWS: FIN OF FURY DISC 4:00 PM 1,330 0.5
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 9:00 PM 1,104 0.4
EUROPEAN CHAMP FOOTBALL L ESPN 8:30 AM 1,009 0.4
SUPER PREDATOR DISC 3:00 PM 1,353 0.4
CHINA, IL ADSM 12:30 AM 846 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 1:00 AM 862 0.4
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 ADSM 12:15 AM 833 0.4
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT L ESPN 8:00 PM 1,709 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 1:30 AM 856 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 11:00 AM 902 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:30 AM 904 0.4
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 6:00 AM 884 0.4
I ESCAPED JAWS II DISC 1:00 PM 1,088 0.4
ROBOT CHICKEN ADSM 4:00 AM 908 0.4
CONTACTO DEPORTIVO UDN 10:56 PM 946 0.4
FX MOVIE PRIME FX 8:00 PM 1,302 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 6:00 PM 1,255 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 7:00 PM 1,298 0.4
SHARKPOCALYPSE DISC 12:00 PM 1,001 0.4
BET AWARDS SHOW BET 12:38 AM 932 0.4
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADSM 4:15 AM 889 0.4
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRVO 8:00 PM 1,057 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FRFM 4:00 PM 893 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 4:30 PM 1,451 0.4
GAME OF THRONES HBOM 11:50 PM 954 0.4
GARBAGE TIME KATIE NOLAN FS1 6:19 PM 1,509 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 8:00 PM 1,364 0.4
RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO DISC 11:31 PM 928 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 10:30 PM 1,445 0.4
CLEVELAND SHOW, THE ADSM 8:30 PM 952 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 10:30 PM 993 0.4
MR. PICKLES ADSM 4:30 AM 856 0.4
TEENAGE MUTAN NINJA TRT12 NICK 11:00 AM 1,372 0.4
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,444 0.4
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:00 AM 814 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 1:00 PM 1,435 0.4
FX MOVIE LATE FX 11:00 PM 940 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBSC 6:00 PM 742 0.4
ADV IN BABYSITTING (2016) DSNY 7:00 PM 1,617 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICK 9:00 AM 1,247 0.4
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 1,617 0.4
ISLE OF JAWS DISC 12:31 AM 788 0.4
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 12:30 PM 1,326 0.3
BEAT B.FLAY FOOD 10:00 PM 1,080 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 9:00 AM 1,227 0.3
AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 1,595 0.3
AQUA UNIT PATROL SQUAD 1 ADSM 4:45 AM 806 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICK 5:00 PM 1,417 0.3
HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 4:30 PM 1,598 0.3
LAW & ORDER TNT 8:00 AM 1,170 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADSM 5:30 AM 804 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 4:57 AM 712 0.3
LOPEZ NAN 3:52 AM 716 0.3
MY NEW OLD HOUSE HGTV 12:00 PM 1,331 0.3
SPORTSCENTER LATE L ESPN 10:54 PM 785 0.3
SISTER WIVES TELL ALL TLC 8:00 PM 1,170 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 9:00 PM 1,200 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NAN 5:30 AM 710 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA 5:00 PM 1,170 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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