The second episodes of “Outlander” and “The Deuce” put up ratings Sunday night that were in line with their premieres.

“Outlander” followed up its most-watched episode ever (1.49 million viewers for the Season 3 premiere) with a very slight drop to 1.4 million viewers and a 0.3 rating among adults 18-49, steady with the premiere.

“The Deuce” was up slightly from its on-air debut with 839,000 viewers (vs. 830,000 a week earlier) and 0.3 in adults 18-49 (vs. 0.2).

“Fear the Walking Dead” (0.7) fell a tenth of a point from its premiere, while “Rick & Morty” ticked up a tenth to 1.4. “Ballers” finished its season with a 0.4 for HBO. “Vice Principals” premiered at 0.3. The series finale of “The Strain” posted a 0.4 and just under a million viewers.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 2,510 1.4
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1,985 0.7
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,223 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 1,586 0.5
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW TLC 9:02 PM 1,545 0.5
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,118 0.4
THE STRAIN FX 10:00 PM 995 0.4
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE NBCSN 3:16 PM 2,311 0.4
BALLERS HBO 10:02 PM 928 0.4
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:00 AM 866 0.4
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 1,215 0.4
THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,100 0.3
THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 1,580 0.3
TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 661 0.3
VICE PRINCIPALS HBO 10:33 PM 711 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 12:00 AM 662 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 8:00 AM 667 0.3
LIFE OF KYLIE E! 9:00 PM 564 0.3
LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET E! 6:00 PM 908 0.3
MY GIANT LIFE TLC 10:03 PM 1,038 0.3
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:03 PM 1,403 0.3
THE DEUCE HBO 9:01 PM 839 0.3
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFLN 9:00 AM 679 0.3
CHESAPEAKE SHORES HALLMARK 9:00 PM 1,724 0.3
PPG 2016 CARTOON 5:30 PM 983 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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