Another week, another series-record audience for “Game of Thrones.”

The HBO show continued to grow Sunday, surpassing its previous highs in both adults 18-49 (5.0 rating, 0.3 better than the previous mark, set in the season premiere) and total viewers (10.72 million, up from 10.17 million the prior week).

HBO’s other originals also had good nights: “Ballers” (1.2), “Last Week Tonight” (0.8) and “Insecure” (0.7) were all up a tenth of a point vs. the previous week. “Insecure” tied its series high in adults 18-49 and set a new mark in viewers with 1.3 million.

“Rick & Morty” also improved week to week, rising 0.2 to 1.4. “Power” held steady at 0.8 on Starz, and “Claws” continued its solid run with a 0.6, up a tenth.

T0p 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GAME OF THRONES HBO 9:02 PM 10,718 5.0
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 2,659 1.4
BALLERS HBO 10:02 PM 2,484 1.2
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:04 PM 1,933 0.8
POWER STARZ 9:01 PM 1,805 0.8
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 8:00 PM 2,563 0.7
INSECURE HBO 10:32 PM 1,300 0.7
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 1,894 0.6
CLAWS TNT 9:00 PM 1,573 0.6
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE NBCSN 3:25 PM 3,162 0.5
NFL PRESEASON NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,775 0.5
FOOD NETWORK STAR FOOD 9:00 PM 1,994 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 9:02 PM 1,619 0.5
DECKER: MINDWIPE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 1,042 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,712 0.5
LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 837 0.4
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,111 0.4
NFL PRESEASON NFL NETWORK 1:30 PM 1,314 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,932 0.4
ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 1,764 0.4
ISLAND HUNTERS HGTV 10:30 PM 1,567 0.4
APOLLO GAUNTLET ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 868 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,811 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 4:48 PM 1,045 0.4
THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 933 0.4

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.

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