“Survivor’s Remorse” opened its fourth season on Starz Sunday with ratings equal to its Season 3 premiere. The show scored a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, matching last season’s premiere and season average. Its 976,000 viewers was up some from 883,000 for the Season 3 debut.

Lead-in “Power,” meanwhile, improved a little week to week, rising a tenth of a point to 0.9.

“Game of Thrones” came down a little from the previous week’s series highs but was still the biggest thing on TV Sunday by far. It drew a 4.7 in adults 18-49 (vs. 5.0 the prior week) and 10.24 million viewers (down from 10.72 million). “Ballers” (1.1) and “Last Week Tonight” (0.7) were both off a tenth for HBO, but “Insecure” held steady at 0.6.

“Rick & Morty” was also off a tenth, scoring a 1.3 on Adult Swim. The season premiere of “The Last Ship” on TNT finished just outside the top 25 originals with a 0.3 in adults 18-49, to go along with 1.87 million viewers.

T0p 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GAME OF THRONES HBO 9:04 PM 10,236 4.7
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 2,288 1.3
BALLERS HBO 10:16 PM 2,355 1.1
POWER STARZ 9:01 PM 1,898 0.9
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:16 PM 1,759 0.7
NFL PRESEASON NFL NETWORK 4:00 PM 2,093 0.7
INSECURE HBO 10:47 PM 1,322 0.7
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EVER AFTER TLC 8:00 PM 1,850 0.7
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 9:02 PM 1,629 0.6
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 7:14 PM 1,608 0.5
NFL PRESEASON NFL NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,606 0.5
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 10:00 PM 1,583 0.5
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT ESPN 7:00 PM 1,776 0.5
DECKER: MINDWIPE ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 885 0.4
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,106 0.4
SURVIVOR’S REMORSE STARZ 10:01 PM 976 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,868 0.4
REUNION ROAD TRIP E! 9:30 PM 743 0.4
NFL 360 NFL NETWORK 7:30 PM 1,201 0.4
CARIBBEAN LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,833 0.4
THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,207 0.4
LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 755 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,827 0.4
AMERICAN MONSTER ID 9:00 PM 1,253 0.4
NFL TOTAL ACCESS NFL NETWORK 3:30 PM 1,187 0.4

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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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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