“Game of Thrones” continued to easily dominate the Sunday cable ratings this week, but did slip from its season premiere’s ratings.

In its second week back, the HBO fantasy series raked in a 4.4 rating in adults 18-49 with 10.29 million viewers, down from the 5.0 rating and 11.76 million viewers that its season premiere scored in its initial airing. That’s a slightly larger second week drop than the show experienced in its seventh season back in 2017, after falling from a 4.7 with 10.11 million viewers to a 4.3 with 9.27 million viewers (-0.4, -835,000).

With streaming and replays factored in, the show’s Sunday night episode grew to a 15.9 million viewer audience, also lower than its season premiere’s series high 17.4 million viewer audience, which included two replays as opposed to the most recent episode’s one.

Also on HBO, “Thrones” lifted “Barry” to new series highs yet again, up from its previous episode’s 0.7 rating and 1.78 million viewers to a 0.8 with 1.94 million viewers this time around. “Last Week Tonight” ticked up from a 0.4 to a 0.5 as well, and “Veep” held steady with another 0.4.

However, it was TNT’s broadcast of the Trailblazers vs. Thunder (1.5, 3.74 million) NBA playoff game that took the night’s no. 2 spot, while the network’s broadcast of the earlier Raptors vs. Magic (1.0, 2.69 million) rounding out the night’s top 3. Elsewhere, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (0.6) fell two-tenths, and E!’s “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” returned from a week off with a 0.4.

Outside of the top 25, “Killing Eve” rose from a 0.1 to a 0.2 with 620,000 viewers on AMC, but its BBC America broadcast fell from a 0.1 to a 0.04 with 361,000 viewers. Showtime’s “Billions” (0.2) stayed steady week-to-week, as did Starz’s “American Gods” (0.1).

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Show Net Time Total viewers (000s) 18-49 rating
GAME OF THRONES HBO 9:02 PM 10,287 4.4
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 1 – TRAILBLAZERS/THUNDER TNT 9:38 PM 3,744 1.5
NBA PLAYOFFS ROUND 1 – RAPTORS/MAGIC TNT 7:08 PM 2,693 1.0
BARRY HBO 10:01 PM 1,944 0.8
INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS TNT 12:09 AM 1,565 0.7
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,668 0.6
LAST WEEK TONIGHT HBO 11:05 PM 1,307 0.5
NHL QTR FINALS – SAN JOSE/LAS VEGAS NBC SPORTS 7:03 PM 1,300 0.4
NBA PLAYOFFS PRE-GAME TNT 6:30 PM 1,078 0.4
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS E! 9:00 PM 895 0.4
WORST COOKS IN AMERICA FOOD 9:00 PM 1,370 0.4
VEEP HBO 10:33 PM 1,047 0.4
LAZOR WULF ADULT SWIM 12:00 AM 661 0.4
HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME 8:30 PM 1,475 0.3
NAKED AND AFRAID DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,433 0.3
HOW CLOSE CAN I BEACH HOME 8:00 PM 1,395 0.3
ON THE CASE WITH PZ INVEST 10:00 PM 1,281 0.3
CARIBBEAN LIFE HOME 9:00 PM 1,440 0.3
SISTER WIVES TELL ALL TLC 8:00 PM 1,301 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 11:00 AM 740 0.3
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – ATLANTA/CLEVELAND ESPN 7:00 PM 1,091 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:00 PM 1,481 0.3
SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND ESPN 12:00 PM 701 0.3
ISLAND LIFE HOME 10:30 PM 1,457 0.3
MARRIED TO MEDICINE LA BRAVO 9:00 PM 763 0.3

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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