Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Cubs and Dodgers dominated Sunday’s cable rankings with a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.29 million viewers. Both figures more than doubled the closest competition.

Several scripted series showed some improvement. HBO’s “Westworld” (0.9, 2.1 million) and Showtime’s “Shameless” (0.6, 1.44 million) each had their best 18-49 ratings and biggest total audiences of the season so far. A two-hour “Walking Dead” special, “The Journey So Far,” tied “Westworld” for second in adults 18-49 with a 0.9.

Discovery’s “Alaska: The Last Frontier” returned with a 0.6. Outside the Top 100, USA’s “Eyewitness” premiered to a 0.2 and 765,000 viewers. HBO’s “Divorce” (0.2, 849,000 viewers) and “Insecure” (0.1, 458,000) both grew some from their premieres the previous week.

Top 100 cable programs among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016

Show Net Time Total Viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
MLB NL CHAMPIONS SERIES L FOX SPORTS 1 8:00 PM 7,291 2.1
WESTWORLD HBO PRIME 9:01 PM 2,097 0.9
TWD: THE JOURNEY SO FAR AMC 9:00 PM 2,177 0.9
BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 8:00 PM 1,822 0.8
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:30 PM 1,525 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:30 PM 1,896 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,883 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:30 PM 1,886 0.7
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,903 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN L ESPN 11:00 AM 1,533 0.6
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 10:00 PM 1,451 0.6
REAL HSWIVES OF NJ BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,731 0.6
ROB & CHYNA E! 9:00 PM 1,205 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 10:30 PM 1,658 0.6
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 9:00 PM 3,087 0.6
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,643 0.6
SHAMELESS S7 SHOWTIME PRIME 9:02 PM 1,441 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: HAPPILY EV TLC 9:03 PM 1,422 0.6
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:00 PM 1,212 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 1,349 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 5:30 PM 1,234 0.5
NFL INSIDERS: SUNDAY L ESPN 10:00 AM 1,247 0.5
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 9:00 PM 1,167 0.5
MLB NLCS POST GAME L FOX SPORTS 1 10:58 PM 1,421 0.5
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO PRIME 11:00 PM 1,343 0.5
HALLOWEEN WARS 6 FOOD NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,413 0.5
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 9:30 PM 1,133 0.5
DESPICABLE ME DISNEY CHANNEL 7:30 PM 1,835 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:30 AM 1,647 0.5
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:00 AM 1,689 0.4
GUYS GROCERY GAMES FOOD NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,257 0.4
MOVIE- LOM RPT LIFETIME TELEVISION 9:00 PM 1,024 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 11:30 AM 1,681 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:00 AM 802 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 10:00 AM 1,603 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:30 PM 1,680 0.4
AMC FEARFEST ZOMBIE AP WK AMC 8:00 PM 1,145 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 1:30 AM 799 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 4:00 PM 1,720 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:30 PM 1,066 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 1:50 PM 887 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 1:00 AM 784 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:00 PM 1,653 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:30 AM 1,553 0.4
YOUR PRETTY FACE/HELL ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 921 0.4
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 3:30 PM 1,809 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 5:00 AM 792 0.4
WORST BAKERS IN AMERICA FOOD NETWORK 10:00 PM 1,173 0.4
SUNDAY MOVIE FREEFORM 10:10 AM 876 0.4
FAMILY GUY ADULT SWIM 2:30 AM 721 0.4
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 12:30 AM 775 0.4
SQUIDBILLIES ADULT SWIM 11:45 PM 832 0.4
AMERICAN DAD ADULT SWIM 4:30 AM 733 0.4
TBS PRIME MOVIE TBS NETWORK 11:00 PM 811 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND-AM L ESPN 9:00 AM 841 0.4
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 9:00 PM 1,227 0.4
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 11:00 PM 963 0.3
KING OF THE HILL ADULT SWIM 5:30 AM 744 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:30 AM 804 0.3
STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 848 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 12:00 PM 1,611 0.3
BASKETBALL WIVES LA 5 VH1 9:00 PM 726 0.3
ULTIMATE HALLOWEEN NICKELODEON 8:00 PM 2,079 0.3
ELENA OF AVALOR DISNEY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 1,375 0.3
BREAK HBO PRIME 11:30 PM 976 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:00 PM 1,537 0.3
AMC FEARFEST ZOMBIE AP WK AMC 2:58 PM 801 0.3
ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER DISCOVERY CHANNEL 7:00 PM 1,823 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 9:00 PM 797 0.3
FRIENDS NICK-AT-NITE 12:00 AM 835 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 6:00 AM 772 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:00 PM 1,335 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 713 0.3
LOUD HOUSE NICKELODEON 5:30 PM 1,496 0.3
HAWAII LIFE HOME AND GARDEN TV 8:30 PM 1,423 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 9:00 AM 1,297 0.3
BOBS BURGERS ADULT SWIM 4:00 AM 676 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:30 PM 908 0.3
AMC FEARFEST ZOMBIE AP WK AMC 7:00 PM 872 0.3
MIKE TYSON MYSTERIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 693 0.3
SPORTSCENTER 1AM L ESPN 12:30 AM 681 0.3
SPONGEBOB NICKELODEON 2:30 PM 1,488 0.3
HENRY DANGER NICKELODEON 6:00 PM 1,431 0.3
BIG BANG THEORY, THE TBS NETWORK 7:30 PM 906 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:00 PM 1,459 0.3
ONE-PUNCH MAN ADULT SWIM 3:00 AM 655 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 7:00 PM 1,118 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 8:00 PM 1,161 0.3
FLEA MARKET FLIP HOME AND GARDEN TV 12:30 PM 1,510 0.3
TOY STORY 3 DISNEY CHANNEL 5:10 PM 1,228 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 5:30 AM 705 0.3
GEORGE LOPEZ NICK-AT-NITE 4:57 AM 699 0.3
LAW & ORDER: SVU USA NETWORK 6:00 PM 1,117 0.3
FULL HOUSE NICK-AT-NITE 10:00 PM 910 0.3
TSUM TSUM SHORTS DISNEY CHANNEL 8:55 AM 1,194 0.3
MONSTER HOUSE THE CARTOON NETWORK 4:00 PM 1,223 0.3
INTERSTITIAL BREAK SHOWTIME PRIME 9:55 PM 809 0.3
ALVINNN!!! AND THE CHIPMU NICKELODEON 7:30 AM 929 0.3
SOFIA THE FIRST DISNEY CHANNEL 8:30 AM 1,220 0.3
48 HOURS ON ID INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY 12:00 AM 974 0.3

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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