The final season of “The Leftovers” on HBO began with better ratings compared to its Season 2 opener in 2015.
The show drew a 0.4 rating among adults and 895,000 viewers 18-49 Sunday, up from 0.3 and 713,000 for the Season 2 opener. The series finale of “Girls” (0.4, 741,000) finished just outside the Top 25 but tied its season high in adults 18-49, while “Veep” was well below its Season 2 average at 0.3 and 659,000 viewers.
TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs was the biggest draw on cable Sunday, with the Thunder-Rockets matchup finishing No. 1 with a 2.2 and 5.16 million viewers. NBA coverage had five of the Top 6 spots among adults 18-49, with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (1.1) breaking up the basketball monopoly.
After a big, 0.8-point drop a week earlier, “Into the Badlands” had a much smaller decline this week, falling a tenth to 0.5.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, April 16, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||9:17 PM||5,160||2.2|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||6:40 PM||5,138||2.1|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,796||1.1|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||1:09 PM||2,581||1.0|
|NBA PREGAME||TNT||6:00 PM||1,973||0.8|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||11:43 PM||1,808||0.8|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,625||0.7|
|IRON CHEF GAUNTLET||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,934||0.6|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,990||0.6|
|YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,251||0.6|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,172||0.6|
|INTO THE BADLANDS||AMC||10:00 PM||1,416||0.5|
|NAKED AND AFRAID XL||DISCOVERY||10:01 PM||1,538||0.5|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,759||0.5|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:07 PM||1,181||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,592||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:00 PM||1,765||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,738||0.4|
|THE LEFTOVERS||HBO||9:02 PM||895||0.4|
|IRON CHEF EATS||FOOD||10:00 PM||1,240||0.4|
|LAKEFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HGTV||8:30 PM||1,783||0.4|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,652||0.4|
|WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE||BRAVO||11:00 PM||912||0.4|
|LONG LOST FAMILY||TLC||9:01 PM||1,757||0.4|
|FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN||FX||10:00 PM||1,306||0.4|
Source: The Nielsen Company.