“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
POWER STARZ 8:03 PM 1,472 0.6
MLB SUNDAY NIGHT – NEW YORK YANKEES/LOS ANGELES DODGERS ESPN 7:00 PM 2,389 0.6
UNEXPECTED TLC 10:00 PM 1,570 0.5
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD AMC 9:00 PM 1,435 0.4
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC BRAVO 8:00 PM 1,005 0.3
SERENGETI DISCOVERY 8:00 PM 1,681 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
BALLERS HBO 10:37 PM 588 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.

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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