“Power” kicked off its final season in steady fashion Sunday night.
The season six premiere of the long-running Starz drama was the second-highest-rated cable show Sunday with a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 1.47 million viewers, steady with its season 5 premiere from a year ago. TLC’s “90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days” was the night’s only cable show to top it, after ticking up another tenth from its previous episode’s 0.8 to a 0.9 this time around.
ESPN’s broadcast of the MLB Sunday Night game between the Yankees and the Dodgers rounded out the night’s top 3 with a 0.6 and 2.39 million viewers, up from the 0.4 and the 1.76 million viewers that the Chicago vs. Pittsburgh game scored the week before.
Elsewhere, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” scored its third straight 0.4. The same could not be said for Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Potomac,” which took a small hit week-to-week, and slipped from a 0.4 to a 0.3. The Discovery Channel’s “Serengeti” (0.3) similarly ticked down one-tenth.
On HBO, the final season premiere of “Ballers” posted a 0.2 with 588,000 viewers, down from both its season 4 premiere (0.5) and overall season average (0.3) last year. Meanwhile, “The Righteous Gemstones” climbed into the night’s top 25 in its second week, with the same 0.2 rating as its series premiere.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, August 25, 2019
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS||TLC||8:00 PM||2,768||0.9|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – NEW YORK YANKEES/LOS ANGELES DODGERS||ESPN||7:00 PM||2,389||0.6|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||1,435||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,005||0.3|
|WORST COOKS IN AMERICA||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,321||0.3|
|SQUIDBILLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||584||0.3|
|ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE||DISCOVERY||9:17 PM||1,596||0.3|
|90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: MORE||TLC||6:00 PM||1,036||0.3|
|POWER CONFIDENTIAL||STARZ||9:00 PM||793||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||10:01 PM||901||0.3|
|EVIL LIVES HERE||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,186||0.3|
|SP ISLAND HUNTERS||HOME||10:00 PM||1,411||0.3|
|SQUIDBILLIES||ADULT SWIM||12:15 AM||502||0.3|
|GOOD EATS||FOOD||10:00 PM||746||0.2|
|SP CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:00 PM||1,388||0.2|
|IMPACT OF MURDER||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,064||0.2|
|POOL HUNTERS||HOME||11:00 PM||1,193||0.2|
|PREMIER LEAGUE – NEWCASTLE/TOTTENHAM||NBC SPORTS||11:27 AM||585||0.2|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||599||0.2|
|THE RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES||HBO||10:03 PM||594||0.2|
|GOOD EATS||FOOD||10:30 PM||621||0.2|
Source: The Nielsen Company.