Two weeks after airing its most-watched episode ever with the Season 3 premiere, “Outlander” set a new high Sunday night.

The Starz series delivered 1.55 million viewers, topping its previous high of 1.49 million in the season premiere. Its adults 18-49 rating of 0.3 was even with the previous week.

“Rick & Morty” again led Sunday in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.5, up a tenth of a point vs. last week. “Fear the Walking Dead” (0.8) also ticked up.

The season finale of “Ballers” was steady at 0.4 on HBO. “The Deuce” continued its growth with 992,000 viewers (vs. 839,000 a week earlier) and a 0.3 rating, even with last week. “Vice Principals” (0.3) was also steady, and “Last Week Tonight” returned from a brief hiatus to a 0.4.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
RICK & MORTY ADULT SWIM 11:30 PM 2,485 1.5
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 2,078 0.8
90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90 TLC 8:00 PM 1,931 0.7
KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS SPECIAL E! 9:00 PM 1,258 0.6
NFL COUNTDOWN ESPN 10:00 AM 1,342 0.6
90 DAY FIANCE: WHAT NOW TLC 9:03 PM 1,588 0.5
TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 984 0.5
SHAHS OF SUNSET BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,123 0.4
BALLERS HBO 10:01 PM 988 0.4
TIM & ERIC’S BEDTIME STORIES ADULT SWIM 12:15 AM 808 0.4
NFL GAMEDAY MORNING NFL NETWORK 9:00 AM 927 0.4
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:05 PM 1,253 0.4
TEEN WOLF MTV 8:00 PM 676 0.4
THE LAST SHIP TNT 9:00 PM 1,538 0.3
OUTLANDER STARZ 8:00 PM 1,553 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 11:59 PM 739 0.3
THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE FOOD 9:00 PM 1,101 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 9:01 AM 761 0.3
THE DEUCE HBO 9:01 PM 992 0.3
NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE NBCSN 2:25 PM 1,992 0.3
TALKING DEAD: FEAR AMC 10:00 PM 841 0.3
GUY’S GROCERY GAMES FOOD 8:00 PM 953 0.3
MY GIANT LIFE TLC 10:03 PM 937 0.3
VICE PRINCIPALS HBO 10:34 PM 670 0.3
SPORTSCENTER ESPN 1:01 AM 500 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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