We’ve covered the new highs set by Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” already, so let’s talk about the show in second place among adults 18-49 for the week of Aug. 7.

The Adult Swim show posted a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.66 million viewers, up from 1.3 and 2.31 million the week before. Sunday’s numbers are the second-highest ever for the show, behind only the July 30 official launch of Season 3 (the season premiere aired without warning or promotion on April 1).

In fact, the three episodes beginning July 30 are the three highest-rated and most-watched in “Rick & Morty’s” history.

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for Aug. 7-13, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating
18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO Sun. 9:02 PM 5.0 6,389
2 RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.4 1,761
3 BALLERS HBO Sun. 10:02 PM 1.2 1,551
4 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,455
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,367
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,352
7 BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,340
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,328
9 LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO Sun. 11:04 PM 0.8 1,048
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,045
TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.8 1,027
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 1,025
RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.8 1,005
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.8 997
POWER STARZ Sun. 9:01 PM 0.8 996
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.8 987
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:00 PM 0.8 971
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 10:00 PM 0.8 964
19 LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 961
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.7 949
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.7 948
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Weds. 10:30 PM 0.7 941
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 10:00 PM 0.7 940
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 0.7 938
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:30 PM 0.7 937

*12 other shows also had 0.7 ratings but not as many viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for Aug. 7-13, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO Sun. 9:02 PM 10,718
2 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,319
3 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,268
4 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE – MICHIGAN NBCSN Sun. 3:25 PM 3,162
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 3,149
6 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,824
7 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,717
8 HANNITY FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,682
9 HANNITY FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,671
10 RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 2,659
11 HANNITY FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,633
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,626
13 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 2,588
14 MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – RED SOX/YANKEES ESPN Sun. 8:00 PM 2,563
15 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,558
16 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,542
17 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,529
18 BALLERS HBO Sun. 10:02 PM 2,484
19 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 2,447
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Fri. 9:00 PM 2,410
21 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL MSNBC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,409
22 HANNITY FNC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,404
23 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,382
24 THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN Tues. 9:00 PM 2,330
25 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,324

All ratings are live + same-day. 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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