The season premiere of “Silicon Valley” took a big ratings hit Sunday night, thanks largely to the fact that it doesn’t have “Game of Thrones” as its lead-in this year.
The HBO show drew a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 867,000 viewers for its debut. That’s down a bunch from the 1.0 and 1.86 million viewers for last season’s opener.
“Silicon Valley” did build on its lead-in, “The Leftovers” (0.3, 776,000). A year ago, “Game of Thrones” had a 4.0 and 7.94 million viewers, which goes a long way toward explaining “Silicon Valley’s” smaller audience.
The NBA Playoffs on TNT had the day’s two highest ratings among adults 18-49 (1.7 and 1.6). “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (1.3) improved week to week, as did “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (0.7). “Into the Badlands” was steady at 0.5.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, April 23, 2017
|Show||Net||Time||Total Viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||6:38 PM||4,283||1.7|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||9:15 PM||3,960||1.6|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA||BRAVO||8:00 PM||2,945||1.3|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||9:00 PM||1,813||0.8|
|INSIDE THE NBA PLAYOFFS||TNT||11:48 PM||1,688||0.7|
|NAKED AND AFRAID XL||DISCOVERY||10:00 PM||2,056||0.7|
|KEEPING UP W/THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,475||0.7|
|NBA PLAYOFFS PREGAME||TNT||6:00 PM||1,477||0.6|
|NAKED AND AFRAID||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||1,924||0.6|
|YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL||ADULT SWIM||11:30 PM||1,002||0.5|
|INTO THE BADLANDS||AMC||10:00 PM||1,311||0.5|
|IRON CHEF GAUNTLET||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,333||0.5|
|LONG ISLAND MEDIUM||TLC||8:00 PM||1,839||0.5|
|SILICON VALLEY||HBO||10:02 PM||867||0.4|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||NBCSN||7:00 PM||1,128||0.4|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:03 PM||1,193||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||9:30 PM||1,709||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HGTV||9:00 PM||1,637||0.4|
|HAWAII LIFE||HGTV||10:30 PM||1,740||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:00 AM||781||0.4|
|MOVIE: NEW YORK PRISON BREAK||LIFETIME||8:00 PM||1,464||0.4|
|HAWAII LIFE||HGTV||10:00 PM||1,713||0.4|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||8:00 PM||1,372||0.4|
|LONG LOST FAMILY||TLC||9:00 PM||2,013||0.4|
|RIVER MONSTERS||ANIMAL PLANET||9:00 PM||967||0.4|
Source: The Nielsen Company.