The season 8 premiere of the Discovery Channel’s “Alaskan Bush People” led the Sunday cable ratings, scoring a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, up two-tenths from its season 7 premiere last year. Following its midseason premiere last week, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” took a minor hit, falling one-tenth from a 0.7 to a 0.6 this time around. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” fell a tenth to a 0.5 as well.
On HBO, “Ballers” (0.4) was predictably down a tenth from the 0.5 of its season premiere, while “Insecure” maintained a 0.3 for the second week in a row. With its penultimate episode, “Sharp Objects” ticked up from its previous 0.3 to a 0.4, as did “Last Week Tonight” (0.4).
Outside of the top 25, AMC’s “Preacher” kept its recent 0.3 streak going, and rose in total viewers from 937,000 the week before to 977,000, hitting another new season high in the measure.
Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Sunday, August 19, 2018
|Show||Net||Time||Total viewers (000s)||18-49 rating|
|ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE||DISCOVERY||9:01 PM||3,412||0.8|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE 90||TLC||8:00 PM||2,223||0.8|
|FEAR THE WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||1,855||0.6|
|ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE SPC||DISCOVERY||8:00 PM||2,467||0.6|
|FINDING DORY||DISNEY||7:45 PM||1,738||0.5|
|KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||1,084||0.5|
|BASKETBALL WIVES||VH1||10:00 PM||916||0.4|
|MLB SUNDAY NIGHT||ESPN||7:00 PM||1,631||0.4|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:01 PM||1,169||0.4|
|SHARP OBJECTS||HBO||9:01 PM||1,253||0.4|
|REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC||BRAVO||8:00 PM||1,044||0.4|
|PAMELA SMART: MURDER MYST||INVEST||11:00 PM||1,287||0.4|
|PAMELA SMART: MURDER MYST||INVEST||10:00 PM||1,381||0.4|
|ISLAND LIFE||HOME||10:00 PM||1,811||0.3|
|SYFY ORIGINAL MOVIE||SYFY||8:00 PM||1,420||0.3|
|WORST COOKS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,127||0.3|
|AMERICAN MONSTER||INVEST||9:00 PM||1,294||0.3|
|ISLAND LIFE||HOME||10:30 PM||1,821||0.3|
|VENTURE BROTHERS||ADULT||12:00 AM||611||0.3|
Source: The Nielsen Company.