It stands to reason that the most-watched “Game of Thrones” episode ever — and the second highest-rated among adults 18-49 — would rule the cable ratings for the week. And it did, by a lot.

Here’s how much: The show had more than triple the audience of the second-place show in both measures. Among adults 18-49, “Game of Thrones'” 4.6 rating was 3 1/2 times higher than the 1.3 for “Rick & Morty.”

In viewers, “Thrones” pulled in 10.17 million people, 3.1 times as many as the second hour of “WWE Monday Night Raw.”

Top 25 cable shows (including ties) in adults 18-49 for July 31-Aug. 6, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time 18-49 Rating
18-49 Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO Sun. 9:04 PM 4.6 5,909
2 RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:30 PM 1.3 1,611
3 BALLERS HBO Sun. 10:01 PM 1.1 1,437
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD VH1 Mon. 8:00 PM 1.1 1,383
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 1.1 1,360
6 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 1.0 1,323
WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 1.0 1,275
BASKETBALL WIVES VH1 Mon. 9:00 PM 1.0 1,223
9 TEEN MOM II MTV Mon. 9:00 PM 0.9 1,188
RICK & MORTY ADSM Sun. 11:00 PM 0.9 1,168
11 FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 10:30 PM 0.8 1,036
WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 0.8 981
FAMILY GUY ADSM Sun. 10:00 PM 0.8 980
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 9:30 PM 0.8 979
POWER STARZ Sun. 9:01 PM 0.8 967
16 FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:00 PM 0.7 956
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 9:00 PM 0.7 944
FAMILY GUY ADSM Weds. 11:30 PM 0.7 934
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:30 PM 0.7 934
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Weds. 10:00 PM 0.7 926
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO Sun. 11:02 PM 0.7 917
FAMILY GUY ADSM Mon. 11:00 PM 0.7 915
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:00 PM 0.7 906
FAMILY GUY ADSM Tues. 11:30 PM 0.7 902
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Weds. 10:30 PM 0.7 898
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:00 PM 0.7 867
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:00 PM 0.7 862
FAMILY GUY ADSM Thurs. 11:30 PM 0.7 858
BOB’S BURGERS ADSM Tues. 10:30 PM 0.7 847
FURIOUS 7 FX Sun. 6:59 PM 0.7 843
LIVE PD A&E Fri. 9:00 PM 0.7 842
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 9:30 PM 0.7 839
THE BIG BANG THEORY TBS Tues. 8:30 PM 0.7 835

 

Top 25 cable shows in viewers for July 31-Aug. 6, 2017

Rank Show Net Day Time
Viewers (000s)
1 GAME OF THRONES HBO Sun. 9:04 PM 10,167
2 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 9:00 PM 3,280
3 NASCAR CUP SERIES RACE – WATKINS GLEN NBCSN Sun. 3:28 PM 3,250
4 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 8:00 PM 3,198
5 WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW USA Mon. 10:00 PM 3,025
6 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,918
7 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Mon. 8:00 PM 2,860
8 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Weds. 8:00 PM 2,762
9 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Thurs. 8:00 PM 2,759
10 HANNITY FNC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,714
11 THE STORY FNC Thurs. 7:00 PM 2,699
12 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FNC Tues. 8:00 PM 2,644
13 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,638
14 THE FIVE FNC Mon. 9:00 PM 2,617
15 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL MSNBC Mon. 10:00 PM 2,613
16 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Tues. 9:00 PM 2,574
17 WWE SMACKDOWN USA Tues. 8:00 PM 2,573
18 HANNITY FNC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,555
19 HANNITY FNC Tues. 10:00 PM 2,546
20 THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC Thurs. 9:00 PM 2,545
21 NASCAR CUP SERIES START NBCSN Sun. 3:00 PM 2,542
22 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL MSNBC Thurs. 10:00 PM 2,536
23 THE FIVE FNC Weds. 9:00 PM 2,531
24 LAST WORD W/LAWRENCE O’DONNELL MSNBC Weds. 10:00 PM 2,495
25 SPECIAL REPORT W/BRET BAIER FNC Mon. 6:00 PM 2,436

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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