The season finale of “Shameless” scored a ratings bump for Showtime Sunday.

The show scored a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49, up from 0.5 the week before, and 1.73 million viewers, its second-highest total of the season.

ESPN’s telecast of the NFL’s Pro Bowl (which also aired on ABC) led the day with a 1.0 and 2.81 million viewers (the game drew a total of 8.3 million viewers across both networks). “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (0.8) dipped opposite the Grammy Awards.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
PRO BOWL ESPN 2:45 PM 2,806 1.0
NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 6:00 PM 2,081 0.8
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,986 0.8
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 5:46 PM 1,977 0.8
ROBOT CHICKEN ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 1,186 0.6
SHAMELESS SHOWTIME 9:05 PM 1,726 0.6
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,735 0.5
LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET: 2018 GRAMMYS E! 5:30 PM 1,457 0.5
EVIL LIVES HERE ID 9:00 PM 1,640 0.5
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 1:00 PM 1,079 0.5
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:00 PM 1,626 0.5
THE GOOD DINOSAUR DISNEY 7:00 PM 1,705 0.4
X GAMES ESPN 8:41 PM 948 0.4
BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT HGTV 8:30 PM 1,544 0.4
SISTER WIVES TLC 8:00 PM 1,435 0.4
BAHAMAS LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,637 0.4
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 1,231 0.4
BAHAMAS LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,552 0.4
ON THE CASE W/PAULA ZAHN ID 10:00 PM 1462 0.4
PGA TOUR GOLF 7:13 PM 2,712 0.4
WACO: MADMAN OR MESSIAH A&E 9:00 PM 882 0.3
HOT STREETS ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 694 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER SPECIAL DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,391 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 10:00 PM 1,496 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:00 AM 742 0.3

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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