The first new “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode in more than six years put up decent ratings for HBO Sunday, but it fell well short of the show’s last episode.

“Curb” opened its ninth season with 1.54 million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49, off from the 2.04 million and 1.0 for its Season 8 finale back in 2011. “Curb’s” numbers were an improvement on the finale of “Ballers” (0.4, 998,000) the previous week, and it gave “Vice Principals” (892,000 viewers, up from 670,000) a boost.

“Rick & Morty” led Sunday’s originals with a 1.5 rating, even with last week. “Outlander” hit another total-viewer high for Starz with 1.59 million, up from 1.55 million a week earlier. Its 18-49 rating was steady at 0.3.

“Fear the Walking Dead” grew for the second straight week on AMC, rising in both adults 18-49 (0.9, +0.1) and viewers (2.36 million, +280,000). “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” premiered to a 0.7, in line with last season’s numbers. “The Deuce” was steady at 0.3 in adults 18-49 and off slightly in viewers (941,000 vs. 992,000 the week before), falling just out of the top 25.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 2,603 1.5
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 2,364 0.9
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 1,443 0.7
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 1,889 0.6
HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 9:00 PM 1,793 0.6
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM HBO 10:02 PM 1,543 0.5
TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 959 0.5
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,337 0.5
SP HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 8:00 PM 1,335 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:11 PM 1,273 0.4
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY 9:00 PM 2,409 0.4
VICE PRINICPALS HBO 10:41 PM 892 0.3
DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL ID 10:00 PM 1,314 0.3
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:01 PM 1,588 0.3
TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:01 PM 910 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 8:00 PM 1,460 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE NBCSN 2:25 PM 2,046 0.3
WAGS MIAMI E! 10:00 PM 601 0.3
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 740 0.3
90 DAY FIANCE: MOST OMG MOMENTS TLC 9:05 PM 1,081 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HGTV 8:30 PM 1,509 0.3
RAY DONOVAN SHOWTIME 9:01 PM 1,224 0.3
THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 1,311 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 9:00 PM 1,371 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HGTV 9:30 PM 1,428 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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